Soulcatcher Studio is proud to present Calle de Luz, by Santa Fe-based photographer Duane Monczewski.
Calle de Luz (Street of Light), was produced over the last three decades, largely in the American Southwest and Mexico. Monczewski's subject matter often consists of deteriorating urban surfaces, hand-made signage, the odd juxtaposition, fragments of information. The incidental decorative impulse, as well as the evidence of the human hand, is celebrated in the work.
Monczewski grew up in Detroit, Michigan, attending the University of Michigan and Humboldt State University in California. In 1981, he moved to Santa Fe in order to teach photography at the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos, as well as the College of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Community College. He cites the street photography of Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander as major influences in his work.
Monczewski's photographs have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Museums.