CAM Studio Guest Artist
Antonio Arredondo Juarez was born in Villa Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico. A graduate of California State University, Channel Islands, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with an emphasis in Business and Nonprofit.
Best known for his series, Cajas de Cartón, the subjects of his work bring otherwise marginalized groups of people into the forefront of social, political and cultural justice. Arredondo pays homage to the campesino, restoring the dignity of these invisible people to the viewer.
Through the medium of photography, Arredondo takes the viewer on a journey of what society has deemed unworthy of equality and respect. He attempts to rectify the injustice and dehumanization placed on the campesino, the unsung hero that despite low wages and poor working conditions, continue picking and packaging the food so many people take for granted.
Arredondo’s stark black and white images frame the perspective for the viewer by allowing him or her to internally explore a spectrum of emotions, providing an opportunity to connect with the subject matter and provide an insight into the harsh reality of life in the fields.
Arredondo’s strives to break down barriers forced on us by society and the media. We fall victim to these external pressures which then separate us socially, culturally, economically and racially, holding us back from our full potential as human beings.
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