Yolanda del Amo

August 2009

In her series, Archipelago, Yolanda del Amo explores the quiet but ever-present dramas that transpire between people who are present within the same photographic frame. We must rethink our immediate assumption that the co-existence of figures in an image presupposes a certain relationship between the people pictured. In her elegant and stoic photographs, del Amo plays with the ambiguous dynamic that grows between her subjects, who could be friends, couples, siblings, or even strangers. During her residency, del Amo plans to scan her 4 x 5 and 5 x 7 negatives and then experiment with print scale using our large-format inkjet printers.

Yolanda del Amo holds an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. She also received a BS and MS in mathematics from the University of Cologne, Germany. Her work has appeared in both group and solo exhibitions in venues including Hudson Franklin Gallery in New York and the Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College. Del Amo is an assistant professor of photography at Southern Connecticut State University. She has been invited to be an artist-in-residence at the Spanish Academy in Rome next year.