#CMTalkSeries: Stories from the Photographers Lens…



The Convergent Media Collective is proud to host:

#CMTalkSeries: Stories from the Photographers Lens…

Joe Luna and Sarah Lyon’s will share their perspectives on photography and being a photographer in San Antonio and beyond. So come ready with questions and be prepared for a great evening of discussion and visual stimulation!

Date: March 30th

Time: 7pm

Administration Building RM AD265
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78209

RSVP: Facebook or email: jtlopez1@uiwtx.edu


Name: Joe Luna

Title: “Sin Voz”

Description: My inspiration for this project comes from a deep rooted understanding of the struggles associated with being an immigrant in this country. I am first generation born in the United States, first on my mother’s side and second on my father’s. My parents worked hard their entire lives in order to provide my siblings and I with the foundation that is required for proper development and success in this life. My father worked as a welder and my mother worked cafeteria jobs. Although we have labored past those trying times, I can’t ignore those that are currently living that reality. As fate would have it, this project has brought me full circle: Once plagued by the challenges of my circumstances, I can now provide a voice through photography for those facing an uncertain future.
Day laborers are among the hardest working people in our society. Many have traveled far from their families in hopes of a better life. They work all types of labor intensive jobs that barely allow them to make a living. Such as: construction, handyman, lawn service and carpentry work. They work long days sometimes with little or no food, yet day after day, year after year, their life never changes. Though they cling to the bottom of our economy, many are hopeful that every day brings a new opportunity.

Bio: Joe Luna is a passionate photographer who taps into peoples consciousness and creates awareness. He pursues personal projects that push limits, high impact charity projects, and commercial campaigns. Luna uses his talent for seeing in unusual ways as a messenger for what really matters and should be preserved.

Luna’s work has been exhibited at The Art Institute of San Antonio and The Carver Community Cultural Center in San Antonio, as well as the Guadalupe Cultural Arts in San Antonio, Texas. His work was also exhibited at the PDN Photoplus International Conference, Javits Convention Center, New York City by Hahnemuhle Paper USA.

Name: Sarah Lyons

Title: 30 ways to be successful in Photography

Description: The definition of success varies wildly amongst individual and profession, but for myself in photography the necessity to adapt to the media driven consumer base has been a crucial tool to get there. I will share my journey in building my brand, trial and errors in developing my craft, and conventional and unconventional ways that I brought city together in my 1005 Faces project. All in 30 convenient tips and tricks to success.

Bio: Sarah has used 10 years of photography experience to create artistic images that relate to the viewer, and give them a story beyond the obvious. After graduating with a degree in Photography from SAC, Sarah began photographing everything possible as a way to complete her next two years of college. After receiving her Bachelors she began freelancing and assisting other photographers. Initially taking on all kinds of photographic work, from food to weddings and everything in between; she has found a preference for portraiture and international humanitarian photography. Over the last 6 years she has worked diligently at developing her name and brand as a photographer, and using her artistic outlet to tell the stories of those she meets.
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