Unearned Intimacy. 2009-2011

To photograph someone is like playing a tug of war. Each player inherently needs the other for the game to exist.  In photography, the subject can choose how and if they want to present themselves for the camera while the photographer decides how to frame the scene and when to release the shutter. The photograph is the product of an implicit struggle for power and control.

Paolo Morales is a photographer and BFA candidate at the Art Institute of Boston. He has exhibited work at the Museum of Modern Art, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, C Street Gallery, Trevor Day School and Gallery 44 in Toronto, among others. He has participated in auctions at Daniel Cooney Fine Art, Camera Club of New York and Photographic Center Northwest. His editorial work has appeared on the cover of College Magazine. He lives in New York and Boston.

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