Nelson Garrido


Contemporary Photographers


Sometimes, I have to censor my choice of sample photo a little bit because open nudity is not being viewed in equal ways in different parts of the world. In the case of Nelson Garrido, nudity really was just a minor problem - and I’m not saying that because there is none to be found. On the contrary. Garrido created a series of photos in which “he juxtaposes his own Venezuelan, Roman Catholic identity with the American consumer society. In this way Garrido creates a new iconographic language around themes such as violence, religion, sex and trends, through which he poses questions about the socially enforced concepts, feelings and religious experience in Venezuela.” If you’re offended by either nudity or by religion put into a modern context do not look at his photos.