Tomás Karmelo Amaya
Photowalk with Tomás Karmelo Amaya — born for the A:shiwi, Rarámuri, and Yoeme tribes, Tomás Karmelo Amaya is a creative director, filmmaker, writer, visual artist, and Indigenous Futurist.
Meet at Adobe Tent at the Entrance to Pier 1
Speakers: Tomás Karmelo Amaya
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
Number 19 on the official photoville map
Join our Adobe-sponsored photowalk with creative director, filmmaker, writer, visual artist, and Indigenous Futurist—Tomás Karmelo Amaya. We will visit some notable local spots and highlight things to consider when photographing your subject, such as how varying your composition can have a dramatic impact and how differences in light can really make your images pop. Tomás will share his unique perspective with the group on this photowalk.
Tomás Karmelo Amaya was born for the A:shiwi, Rarámuri, and Yoeme tribes. He is a creative director, filmmaker, writer, visual artist, and Indigenous futurist. His work focuses on creating opportunities for healing by embracing intentionality and Indigenous teachings in all forms of expression. He was raised in West Phoenix, Arizona on the ancestral homelands of The O’odham, Yavapai, Piipaash, Maricopa, and Yaqui tribes. His work has been published and featured with the New York Times, CNN, Now This News, Nike, Patagonia, Hasselblad, and Apple among several others. He and his wife, Siera Begaye Amaya, co-own Kanion, a creative agency and production company based out of Phoenix, Arizona. As a public speaker and educator, his most recent keynote was at Princeton University’s Carl A. Fields Center for Equality + Cultural Understanding to speak on visual storytelling, kinship, and community.
We look forward to seeing you at our Adobe Photo Booth at Photoville! Our photographer will take a couple of fun photos and our team will show you a few magic tricks to really make your photo pop. Then we will send you the images as you leave the tent! Be inspired by what is possible with Lightroom in just a few clicks. Surprise yourself with what your mobile phone can do! And of course, come on by and ask those questions you have been dying to have answered.
Meet the artists on photowalks with our Adobe Lightroom Ambassadors from Australia, India, and the US! Hear their unique personal story as well as the story behind their Photoville exhibit. Learn what motivates and inspires them. Join them on a photowalk to take in local attractions and learn tips/tricks on capturing compelling photographs.