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Francisco Gierbolini

My work is largely inspired by who I am, my beliefs, my ideas and my way of seeing life. Through my work, I try to convey emotions and thoughts. Seeking the photographs express how I feel, but also give room for others to interpret my work, so viewers can do my work, his own.

My intention is to evoke the memories of each person through my work, so that according to their life experiences, my photographs make you think. Captured moments, which always have two versions, I want to make and also what my audience wants to feel at my work. Trying to make my photographs speak "in a thousand languages."

I am a creative artist with experience in various media related to photography such as fashion, film, video and print. I enjoy looking at inner beauty through photography. I use art style in black and white photos all around us (I emphasize the social). Coordinate shades and colors depending on the type of message or photo that I will capture meeting each project or goal that can see through my portfolio.

For me, each photograph is a work of art, each person or object "pause" in time has a story to tell. My intention is to capture images of dreams, illusions, perceptions, important moments, finally, to shape the life. Because as said Calderon de la Barca, "life is an illusion, life is a frenzy, that all life is a dream, and dreams remain dreams." My photographs are "tabular shallow" where the unwritten text, has an unlimited extension.

As a photographer I hope to be able to impact a greater number of recipients and can see my background, and feel that through the years, I hit with the essence of my photographs, adapting the technique to the times and the message.

Currículum Vítae

BAC in Photography, with Publicity and Education
Sacred Heart University, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cum Laude 2010
BBA in Marketing with Photography
Universidad Interamericana, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1998

Professional Experience
Freelance Photographer, Works in Advertising, Portrait, Automotive, Fashion, Aquitecture, Photojournalist, B&W and Education 1992-present
Director of José "Pepin" Méndez Gallery, organizing exhibitions of art and photography. Sacred Heart University, San Juan, PR. 2007-2009
Photographer and videographer for Greco V Films, "Reflex Point." Sci-fi, PR. 2007-2008
Photography, Graphic Design, Programming, and Consulting Developing web site, Dream Tech Enterprises, Inc., San Juan, PR. 2005-2006
Photographer, Television Producer and Technical Director Entertainment Production DV, San Juan, PR. 2001-2003
Photographer and Digital Producer of "Living La Moda”. San Juan, PR. 2000-2001

AFUSC collective, "Project Photo Web”, University of the Sacred Heart(USC), PR. 2011
AFUSC collective, "Photo Finish”, University of the Sacred Heart(USC), San Juan, PR. 2010
AFUSC collective, "Tende'era IV”, University of the Sacred Heart(USC), San Juan, PR. 2010
AFUSC collective, "Tende'era III”, Plaza las Americas, San Juan, PR. 2009
Collective "Photo and Film Sacred", Galería José "Pepin" Mendez, San Juan, PR. 2007
Individual Exhibition "A La Costa del Mar", JPM Gallery, San Juan, PR. 2007

Seminars and Workshops
"See What Is not Visible." Carlos Segura, San Juan, PR. 2009
"Photoshop CS4." Edgar Ramirez, Adobe Product Manager, NEXYS, San Juan, PR. 2009
"Secure Online Publication. Atty. Chloe Georan, Cyber Law Clinic,
School of Law, University of Puerto Rico and Creative Commons San Juan, PR. 2009
"Photoshop CS2 Workshop." Russell Brown, San Juan, PR. 2005

American Society of Media Photographers, Inc. (ASMP) 2010-2012
The Association of Photography USC (AFUSC). 2008-2010
The Students' Council (USC). 2007-2009
International Freelance Photographers Organization (IFPO). 2000-present.

Outstanding Achievement
"Portico Award" in recognition of outstanding personal improvement
and excellence (USC). May, 2009
Dean's List, recognition for academic excellence (USC). Nov., 2007

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