New Limited Edition Postcard 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 07:35 - Personal, Project News
I have several photographs from The Europeans in a group show that is up right now in Ohio and in celebration I’ve created a limited edition postcard!

Supplies are limited (duh) so send me a message with your mailing address and you too can be part of the magic, not to mention own a Damaso Reyes original!



“This exhibition focuses on the visual appearance of, the manifestations of, or the individual explorations of God. Works should address what is the visage of God? How do we search for God? What do we find? And what do these findings reveal? This exhibition is open to traditional and non-traditional systems of belief and also seek those beliefs that challenge the notion of God and religion.”

February 15 – March 18

The Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery is located off the main lobby at the east entrance of Ohio State Morrill Hall.
1465 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion, Ohio 43302

The gallery is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Remembrance Day 
Sunday, February 14, 2010, 08:14 - Photo of the Day

The Tradition. Hungary 2009.
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The Works of Man 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 13:10 - Photo of the Day

High technology at CERN. © Damaso Reyes
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Looking Out 
Thursday, February 4, 2010, 13:08 - Photo of the Day

Watching and Waiting. Slovakia 2009
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Since I've been gone 
Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 13:01 - Project News, Commentary
Long time no speak!


Singing the song. Brittany 2008.

So what have I been up to you ask? Well this and that is the real answer. Teaching, thinking and of course constantly applying for grants and fellowships not to mention plotting my return to Europe. I’m aiming for mid April, if not sooner. My goal is to make the transition as stable as possible and of course that takes resources so like a bear getting ready for winter I’m working hard and stocking up. Stay tuned…


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Happy New Year! 
Thursday, December 31, 2009, 14:59 - Personal, Events
Happy New Year!


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Featured on leciashots.com 
Monday, December 14, 2009, 13:21 - Personal, Project News
Recently one of my images from The Europeans was featured on the leicashots.com website. Please check it out when you have a moment!



East bound train. Bratislava, Slovakia 2009.

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Where the Money is At 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 15:37 - Travel, Shooting
I recently stopped by Frankfurt for a few days on my way back to New York. One of the highlights of the trip was the chance to photograph the trading floor of the Stock Exchange. Far from the frenetic scene most of us think of the trading floor was fairly quiet and very well organized (insert your joke about German precision here). I spent a few hours lurking around and here are some of the results, enjoy!


Bird’s eye view.


Television reporter.


On hold.


Lonely at the top.


Strolling along.


The hidden power.


Bull and bear.


A reason why.


Hope.

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Freedom of Worship 
Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 09:30 - Travel, Shooting, Commentary
I had a chance to visit the Kephas church in Vienna during my stay in that fine city and here are some images. Unlike many other parts of Austria society the worshipers at Kephas really believe in a diverse society and the benefits that brings. The congregation is multinational and there are many mixed race couples there as well. It’s an interesting peek into what might be the future of Europe…


Praising His name.



The power and the glory.



Jesus is the rock.



Music plays an integral role in services.



Lost in prayer.



Dancing for Jesus.



Looking upwards.




Hand to God.

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Family Time, Europeans Style 
Thursday, November 19, 2009, 07:33 - Shooting, Project News, Photo of the Day
Vienna



Family moment. Hungary 2009

To see more images of Hungary, follow the link!

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The Hand of Fate 
Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 05:32 - Photo of the Day
Vienna




East bound train. Bratislava, Slovakia 2009

To see more images from Slovakia please visit the photo department.

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New Hungary and Slovakia image galleries 
Friday, November 13, 2009, 08:52 - Shooting, Project News
Vienna

My time in Hungary and Slovakia earlier this year was short, but sweet. I made some new friends and had the chance to spend more time in eastern Europe, something that is essential in telling the story of how Europe is changing. Here are links to some galleries. In just ten weeks I photographed in small towns and well as in the countryside; in a car factory and at a wine festival. I look forward to going back soon. In the meantime please have a look…


Pharmacist. Štúrovo, Slovakia.


Remembering the revolution. Esztergom, Hungary.



Spring festival
. Chlaba, Slovakia.
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New Galleries from Brittany 
Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 07:21 - Travel, Project News, Commentary
Vienna

But where are the photos? That is what people always ask. Working in film and in black and white means that I can’t just show someone the photo I’ve taken five seconds later. It takes time. Days, weeks even months later I produce the “results.” While I certainly do enjoy the end product as an artist it’s actually the action of taking the photograph, the experience of being in a place at a certain time that is even more interesting. The film will be there if I develop it the next day or the next year; it is the experience of living and working in a place that really makes this craft interesting, at least to me.


Foreign influences. © Damaso Reyes

The photograph is a document, a reminder of what has been but it is nothing but a shadow of what was, even if it is a lovely shadow. I would never trade the experience of making the photo for the actual photo itself because for me the act of creation is what is interesting. Walking down a city street, waiting in an office, simply being in a place or meeting a person you otherwise would never encounter is what appeals to me as a photographer. The camera imparts a freedom that as a young poor child in Brooklyn I could have scarcely imagined. Today the only limits I have are those I place upon myself, thanks to my camera cum passport.


Generations of song. © Damaso Reyes


To that end I make my images available (both to myself and others) when I damn well feel like it. The nice thing about not having a deadline is that you don’t have to rush; you can reflect, relax and actually think. But eventually you do want to see what you’ve done so here are links to images from Brittany that I took last year. While I rather like many of the images, of course I’d like to go back and do more work; such is life. But there are some real stars in these galleries so take a look


Circus performer. © Damaso Reyes

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Gone but not Forgotten 
Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 14:30 - Commentary, Photo of the Day
Vienna


Student protester. Vienna 2009

Do real leftists wear Che shirts?

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And the Walls Came Tumbling Down... 
Monday, November 9, 2009, 06:17 - Personal, Commentary
In order to know where we are going it is important to think about where we have been. Twenty years ago the wall between east and west Germany began to fall and a new chapter began. Now all we have are the remnants and our memories, not to mention our history, which follows us around like a shadow. Sometimes it’s good to stop and look at the shadow…


The end of the wall. Berlin 2006. © Damaso Reyes

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