Throughout these years, without having planned it, my son Elías and I have built an extensive collection of fantastic beings that take shape in our images. Imagination and improvisation; we draw each image without thinking too much; It is not a schematic exercise, but rather a playful activity. For my part, I understand photography this way: full of chance and spontaneity.

These entities have been conceived in the depths of affection, shared time and care for each other. I consider it a trace of my fatherhood and a vestige of his childhood. This project shows our own magical realism, that which documents the passage of time and the permanence of beings from the past: like my 10-year-old son.

With its themes of caring, paternity and the deep connections between fathers and sons, I find that this project resonates with a universal audience. On the other hand I find it fitting for the Photoville community, since it demonstrates a use of photography as a tool for documentation related to all that is ordinary and playful.

Artist Bios

  • Jota Reyes

    Jota Reyes, an independent photographer, works mainly on documentary themes and approaches portraiture from the editorial to the experimental. He is a teacher in the field of photography and a co-author and collaborator on various publications on theory and imagery. He has showcased his works in various collective and individual exhibitions, and been published in various national and international media networks.

    Reyes holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies with a Visual Studies concentration from the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador.


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    Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.

    In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.

    By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation.

    Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.

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