The exhibit photographer, Art Moreno, Jr., brings his unique vision and mastery to this fascinating celebration. Art highlights the exceptional uniqueness of the guests at Vision in Action Rescue Asylum by memorializing a humanness that is rarely seen.
Art grew up in a family-owned camera shop in El Paso, Texas where he fell in love with photography. He believes the true magic of every portrait is held within the subject. From a very young age, Art was taught that there is an art to holding your breath while the shutter release is triggered. It is at that picture-taking moment that humanity is laid timelessly bare; a moment to be celebrated for its beauty and individuality.
Art's appreciation for the human journey offers a lesson in mastery, compassion, and passion for people through the venue of this exhibit.
David Meneses removed his shoes in order to keep the backdrop clean during a lighting test shot. He is holding a light meter and wipe in his hands.
"I've been trying to explain to my wife, Verna, the mini-stories I saw today. The sparkling wit or smile of quite a few, the dead ones...in spirit or soul, those too profoundly disabled, and the humanity of the staff. The way the pastor interacted with the residents is also a story of its own. He seemed so tender with that broken man (Ambrosio/Elvis). This is important work, Art. Well done."
Ambrosio/Elvis with the Pastor