Ruben Natal-San Miguel, New York

Ruben Natal San-Miguel

Ruben Natal-San Miguel, born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, is an architect, photographer, curator, writer, art collector and consultant who specializes in the art of fine emerging photography. He is involved with non-profit art organizations such as ACRIA, Printed Matter, Aperture Foundation, Humble Arts Foundation, Photolucida and The Center for Photography at Woodstock and is the man behind the popular photography blog, ARTmostfierce.

His work was recently shown in the First Class/Second Class group exhibition, co-curated by Asya Geisberg and Leah Oates at the Asya Geisberg Gallery and he will also have works on display in 2011 with Aperture Foundation at the Affordable Art Fair, New York and Art Chicago Art Fair, Chicago IL.

For the past eight years during the summer months, Ruben has traveled by bicycle throughout Upper Manhattan in search of what it is like to live in NYC areas that, until most recently, have been ignored by the government and most of society. Ruben has been able to find, not only a vibrant and colorful vision of that other Manhattan but, also an endearing and very meaningful life lesson of what it is like when the human spirit and communities make the best of others may consider to be so little. This series is entitled, ‘Urban Water Inner Child,’ and will be on view at Art Hamptons (July 7-11). Ruben is represented by Finch & Ada.

Ruben Natal San-Miguel
Ruben Natal San-Miguel
Ruben Natal San-Miguel
Ruben Natal San-Miguel
Ruben Natal San-Miguel
Ruben Natal San-Miguel

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  • ruben natal-san miguel

    Thank you!!!
    Looks great!

  • Nuyorican4Life

    Nice to see a Boricua doing his thing.

  • Sharon

    These are all beautiful. I like the vibrant colors and great light. The fourth shot – gorgeous.


  • carlos montes corretjer

    Tu no puedes ser el Ruben que yo estoy buscando. El que yo busco se graduo conmigo en el cincuenta y uno en Ciales. Me puedes decir como me puedo comunicar con el?

  • carlos montes corretjer

    Tlhis as an addendum to the prevbious one. I am not into what you are doing, but what I see is very interesting and shows a clear and and talentet mind, congratullations and luck in your future endeavours. Puerto Rico up to the mounting top. Carlos Montes Corretjer

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