|Second Nature is a project that compiles the work of four authors who commune with this ideological itinerary of photography. Rafael PÃ©rez ValdÃ©s, TomÃ¡s SÃ¡nchez, Alejandro Taquechel and InÃ©s WhiteÂ take on different perspectives of natural and urban landscapes without trying to organize them, classify them, or create hierarchies. This creates a series of perspectives or gazes that assume photography as an act of re-reading or an(other) narrative possibility for our immediate surroundings. All the proposals are about, in some way, saving landscape from this state of habit that covers photographic images with constant insignificanceThese four narratives stimulate the gaze of those willing still to interpret the territory of that which is photographed from the perspective of â€œthe naturalâ€. Their interventions come out of the ideology of landscape, offering new possibilities for representation.Rafael PÃ©rez ValdÃ©s, Santa Clara, Cuba, 1960
Lives and works in Costa Rica.A doctor by profession, PÃ©rez ValdÃ©s has been active in photography for a decade; his work is fundamentally tied to landscapes and nature.TomÃ¡s SÃ¡nchez, Aguada de Pasajeros, Cuba, 1948
Lives and works between Florida and Costa Rica.
He studied at the San Alejandro National Academy of Fine Arts (1964-1966) and in the National School for the Arts (1967-1971). He has participated in individual and collective expositions in over 30 countries (Mexico, the United States, Japan, Italy, France, etc.) Among his most significant individual exhibitions are: TomÃ¡s SÃ¡nchez: A Retrospective at the National Museum of Fine Art (Havana, Cuba, 1985); TomÃ¡s SÃ¡nchez: Different Worlds at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Florida, USA, in 1996 and the 60th anniversary celebration, TomÃ¡s SÃ¡nchez: A Retrospective, in May 2008 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey, Mexico.
Alejandro Taquechel, Havana, Cuba, 1982
Lives and works in New York.
Taquechel has taught photography as a professor at the Institute for Industrial Design, Havana, Cuba, and as an instructor at Miami Dade College.
InÃ©s White, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires.
Lawyer and photographer. Studied in the Andy Goldstein School of Photography and as well as in the school of the photographer Diego Ortiz Mugica. She has exhibited in individual and group shows in Argentina, Peru, Spain, Canada and the United States.