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Antonio Chagin Photographer

Biography

 

Antonio Chagin is a Venezuelan photographer based in the State of Florida. The artist first approached photography at the age of ten with an Instamatic-Kodak camera, with which he began to photograph naively and discover the world from another perspective. At age eighteen, Chagin began his formal photography studies in the United States, after which he pursued a second degree in Canada. Chagin has participated in numerous exhibitions and biennials in Venezuela, including El Salón Arturo Michelena (2008), Salón Aragua (2007 and 2008), Bienal El Hatillo (2007), Bienal Internacional Museo Alejandro Otero (2007) and a solo exhibition for the renowned Roberto Mata Photography Workshop (2006). He has been awarded twice the PX3: Prix de la Photographie Paris, obtaining first place in 2012 and second place in 2013. He also achieved an honorable mention in the International Photography Award in 2013. For the past 25 years, Chagin has worked as a commercial and architectural photographer for renowned clients across North and South America.

His main areas of interest are Interiors Spaces, Architecture and Urban Architecture.

 

 

The Atypical

These images are meant to engage the viewer in a conversation about physical and emotional spaces where geometric shapes and forms define the sociocultural anthropology of urban architecture, spaces and things. The nostalgia for the city is communicated via the image through post-processing, changing the real colors with abstract hues, forming part of the same visual language that comes before our eyes in each photograph. I risk revealing the result of an exploratory work, not only taking into account the technique used but also its relationship with the creative process and the treasured reality of my life.

Exhibitions in the USA

AIAP EXHIBITION, BARRY UNIVERSITY, MIAMI 2016
SCOPE MIAMI 2015 EYE-EM GROUP MULTIMEDIA SHOW

FLORIDA CONTEMPORARY, THE BAKER MUSEUM, NAPLES 2015

Exhibitions in Venezuela

SALON DE ARQUITECTURA USB, 2009
SALON JUAN LOVERA , CARACAS, 2009
SALON DE ARTE ARTURO MICHELENA, ARAGUA, 2008 SALON NACIONAL DE ARTE ARAGUA, ARAGUA, 2008 SALON NACIONAL DE ARTE ARAGUA, ARAGUA, 2007 BIENAL INTERNACIONAL MUSEO ALEJANDRO OTERO 2007

IV BIENAL DE FOTOGRAFIA EL HATILLO, 2007
V SALON DE ARTE HEBRAICA. 2007
SALON NACIONAL DE ARTE ARAGUA, ARAGUA, 2006
6ta BIENAL NACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFIA, ALCALDIA DEL MUNICIPIO GIRARDOT, ARAGUA, 2006 2do SALON DE ARTE SACRO, ATENEO DE EL HATILLO, EL HATILLO, 2006

PRIMERA BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFIA, MAO, CARACAS, 2006
SOLO EXHIBITION TALLER DE FOTOGRAFIA ROBERTO MATA, CARACAS, 2006
6a MUESTRA "DOCUMENTALES Y FOTOGRAFIAS DE AMERICA LATINA" DEL ALBACETE 2006
EL NUEVO PAISAJE, SHARON ́S GALLERY, LECHERIAS, VENZ. 2002
EXHIBICION Y SUBASTA DE MAESTROS Y ARTISTAS ORIENTALES, PTO. LA CRUZ, VENEZUELA, 2000 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE LA LUZ, CLARINES, ANZ. VENEZUELA, 2000
FOTOGRAFIA ARTE Y OFICIO, MUSEO DE BARCELONA, ANZ. VENEZUELA, 1998
I SALON INTERNACIONAL DEL MAIL-ART, CASA DE LA CULTURA, MARACAY, VENZ. 1998
I SALON SUR ORIENTAL DE FOTOGRAFIA, FUNDACION MEDIO PLIEGO, CUMANA, VENZ. 1998
I BIENAL NACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFIA JOSE SIGALA, BARQUISIMETO, VENZ. 1998
NUDOS EN EL TIEMPO, SHARON’S GALLERY, LECHERIAS, ANZ. VENEZUELA, 1998

Awards and Publications

CATÁLOGO DEL CIRCUITO TURÍSTICO DE INVIERNO NOUVELES FROTIERES, FRACIA 2006 SHOTS MAGAZINE USA 2002
PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, PARIS 2013. SECOND PRIZE PEOPLE'S CHOICE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2013. HONORABLE MENTIONS

PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, PARIS 2012. FIRST PRIZE PEOPLE'S CHOICE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2012. HONORABLE MENTIONS INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2011. HONORABLE MENTIONS AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY in 2009. INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2006. HONORABLE MENTION
PREMIO SACUMG 2006. 6TA BIENAL NACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFÍA, MARACAY, VENEZUELA
BEST FOREIGN PHOTOGRAPHER ACTTEC, SPAIN 2001
PREMIO SALÓN SUR ORIENTAL DE LA FOTOGRAFÍA FUNDACIÓN MEDIO PLIEGO, CUMANÁ 1998

Work History

ACH Digital Photography. Art, Architectural and Interiors Photography Miami, Florida 2004 - Present

The Media Group UBC, Vancouver, BC 2002 - 2003

Education

Cine Chopper University (online drone knowledge) http://www.cinechopperuniversity.com 2017
Santa Fe Workshops, Santa Fe , NM , USA Architecture And Interior Workshop 2011

Multimedia Web Certificate, University de British Columbia, Vancouver , BC , Canada 2002-2004

Epson Printing Academy, Vancouver, Canada 2003
Photography Mayor, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA

Contact Information

web: http://www.achdigital.com phone: +1 786 5976093 e-mail: achdigital@gmail.com

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