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Nathaniel Tetsuro Paolinelli: Downtown
On view through September 3, 2022
516 ARTS
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The exhibition “Nathaniel Tetsuro Paolinelli: Downtown” offers a collection of recent images photographed in and around Downtown Albuquerque between 2017 and 2022.

As a self-described documentary photographer, Tetsuro is known for his compelling portraits and a unique ability to authentically engage with his subjects to produce images that suggest both an implicit trust between artist and subject and a desire to “take part in his surroundings and as opposed to an outsider taking some snapshots of what’s going on.” From family to lowriders, nightlife and community, the spirit of Albuquerque is on view through this intimate visual exploration of Downtown, a story told through the camera that puts the pillars of Duke City culture on full display.

Curated by Daniel Ulibarri, professional photographer, educator, and 516 ARTS staff member.

[Image: Nathaniel Tetsuro Paolinelli, Marilyn, 2017. Digital photograph]