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riverrun is a suite of photographs capturing seldom seen images of the fifty-one-mile storm drain that is still flatteringly called the Los Angeles River. Taking “less-picturesque” portions of the river as his subject, Carofano’s carefully framed images reveal the not-so-hidden majesty of the concrete, the smooth lines of the river’s channel and its functionality. Sophisticated geometry, atmospheric light and color, and rightness of scale lend these images a painterly quality that requires close observation to determine that they are indeed photographs. Conditions considered appalling appear alluring, serene – each image paying homage to the intersection between nature and the designed environment.
Ray Carofano has been a professional photographer for over 50 years, His work has been published internationally in numerous books and photographic journals
Carofano’s photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad including solo exhibitions at Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba, the Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, CA, and Galeria de Arte Fotografo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Fototeca de Cuba, Nat’l Archives, Havana, Cuba, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, and the renowned Gernsheim Collection at the U. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, among others.