Eres Muy Hermosa
Celebrate Mexico Now is proud to partner with Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York for the fifth time to host an interactive conversation with Mexican American photographer Daniel Ramos discussing his solo exhibition Eres Muy Hermosa. The exhibition showcases a series of portraits Ramos made with a 4×5 large format view camera in bars and clubs at night in Monterrey, North Mexico. Born in the U.S. to Mexican parents, Ramos chose to make this body of work to show a refracted representation of himself in the visages of individuals with whom he shares a culture and class.
Daniel Ramos is an American artist based in New York City but was born and raised in Pilsen, a Mexican American neighborhood on the lower West Side of Chicago. Ramos received a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2003. He is currently a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow for Photography and was a 2021-2022 fellow at NXTHVN, Artist-In-Residence at Light Work (2021), and Artist-In-Residence at ISCP under the sponsorship of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2020-2021). Ramos spent every summer with his grandmother in Lampazos De Naranjo, a small town in Nuevo Leon, Mexico until he was 18 years old to keep from falling victim to the gang violence in his neighborhood. In 2012, he inherited his mother’s home in Monterrey, where the idea for this project was born.
This event is presented in partnership with the Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York