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Broken Dreams, Photography by Ray Carofano

HomePortfolio riverrun Broken Dreams Observations Close @ Hand High Tension Terrene Faces of San Pedro Shoe Shine Parlor Early Work Slab DwellersReviews/Press Time Out of Mind Ray Carofano / Photographic Artist Terra Phantasma : The Photographs of Ray Carofano Photographer Exposes a Watershed with ‘RiverRun’ Exhibit Riverrun Photography by Ray Carofano Personal Alchemies: The Photographic…

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Through a Lens, Darkly, Part II

Through a Lens, Darkly, Part II A conversation with San Pedro photographer Ray Carofano by Bondo Wyszpolski   In Carofano’s personal statement, he has this to say about his darkroom work: “All of my prints are silver gelatin. I hand-manipulate them in selective areas during the exposure of the photographic paper. I then split-tone the…

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Through a Lens, Darkly, Part I

A conversation with San Pedro photographer Ray Carofano by Bondo Wyszpolski Ray Carofano is looking at an image he’s titled “Broken Palms.” It’s on the postcard that announces Terrene, his one-man show of large-scale photographic prints that opens tonight at the Warschaw Gallery in San Pedro. “You can see that these three palm trees are…

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Desolation Row: the many faces of Ray Carofano

Desolation Row: the many faces of Ray Carofano By Bondo Wyszpolski “Phil #2,” from the “Faces of Pedro” series, photographed by Ray Carofano   There were railroad tracks behind the church – and that’s never a good sign. Young Ray Carofano saw older men gathered there, talking, cooking; sometimes they’d hop on a train and…

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Personal Alchemies: The Photographic Work of Ray Carofano

I first encountered Ray Carofano’s work in 1997 as a reviewer for photo metro magazine during the first Photo Americas photography festival, held that year in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Carofano’s work stood out because of what can only be described as a marriage between his elegant use of complicated photographic technique, with the sheer beauty of its…

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Riverrun Photography by Ray Carofano

Sheridan V.Merritt, Professor Emeritus University of La Verne   I must admit, when I began viewing Ray Carofano’s images of the Los Angeles Flood Channel I did not expect— did not intend—to find beauty, tenderness, resilience, or reason for optimism there. I was pleasantly surprised. For example, in images #19, #62 and #64, using the…

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Photographer Exposes a Watershed with ‘RiverRun’ Exhibit

Photographer Exposes a Watershed with ‘RiverRun’ Exhibit By Andrea Serna, arts and culture writer Photographer Ray Carofano has fallen into the Los Angeles River. Well, not literally. Known for his black and white photography of the California Mojave Desert, he now has had an encounter with the Los Angeles River that has elevated his color…

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Terra Phantasma : The Photographs of Ray Carofano

An Essay written by Carol McCusker, Associate Curator of Photography at TheMuseum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA   terra phantasma : the photographs of ray carofano     In the decaying American landscape, there are things that set off my sense of the sinister and ‘awe-full’ … like the buzz of a defective neon…

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Ray Carofano / Photographic Artist

Ray Carofano / Photographic Artist A Review by Karen Sinsheimer Curator, Santa Barbara Museum of Art           Seeing Ray Carofano’s photographs for the first time one is struck by the singular quality of his vision and the extraordinary way in which he interprets his subject matter. Carofano’s work is intuitive; one senses it…

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Time Out of Mind

Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery PRESS RELEASE RAY CAROFANO Time Out of Mind March 17 – May 4, 2012 Artist’s Reception: Saturday, March 17, 4 – 7 PM LAHC Fine Arts Gallery 1111 Figueroa Place Wilmington, CA 90744 Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Time Out of Mind,…

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