Tuesday, April 19, 2016

WE: AMEricans call for submissions is open now! Show your work along with Photography Superstars!


Open till 5/15/16 Exhibtion opens 7/7/16 at Station Independent Projects in Manhattan, NYC. Curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel Jurors - Leah Oates & RNSM

 Enter your photography and lets and show what we truly we are like and made of . The opportunity of your work being selected and shown with these established artists : Amy Arbus, Gillian Laub, John Arsenault-Swiader, Alec Soth, Catherine Opie, Miles Ladin,Jon Feinstein, Thomas Holton, Michael Bühler-Rose, Dina Kantor, Betty Tompkins, James Estrin,Kia Labeija, Zoe Strauss, Ruben Natal-San Miguel and a few more coming up!
 Enter today!
https://www.facebook.com/events/944151789017130/
 Photo : '' American '' (Black on White) 2016 Harlem, NYC. 4/16/16. 3:56 PM (62 Degrees). © Ruben Natal-San Miguel.All Rights Reserved. NO - Facebook may not use my Name or any of my content.

Pride, Activism, Survival –Group Exhibition opening 5/11/16 Part of FUERZAfest – NYC's first Latino LGBTQ Festival


Ruben Natal-San Miguel will be part of this group exhibition opening May 11, 2016
Photo: " Kim Chi" ( Drag Race) 2016 Manahattan, NYC. Ruben Natal-San Miguel

Pride, Activism, Survival – A selection of photographs illustrating the history and
struggles of the LGBTQ Latino community from the 1990s through the present by four leading Puerto Rican artists:

Rodriguez Calero
Luis Carle

Reyes Melendez
and
Ruben Natal San Miguel

OPENING RECEPTION: May 11, from 5pm to 9pm
Julia de Burgos Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Ave
El Barrio, New York 10029
(BETWEEN 105 and 106 STREETS)
Pride, Activism, Survival Exhibit is part of FUERZAfest – NYC's first Latino LGBTQ Festival and is possible by the support of the Hispanic Federation and the New York Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)
The Exhibit will be open to the public May 11 through May 22, 2016
Curated by Gladys Peña and Luis Carle.



Thursday, April 14, 2016

WE: AMEricans call for submissions is open now!

WE: AMEricans call for submissions is open now! Open till 5/15/16 Exhibtion opens 7/7/16 at Station Independent Projects in Manhattan, NYC. Curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel Jurors - Leah Oates & RNSM Enter your photography and lets and show what we truly we are like and made of . The opportunity of your work being selected and shown with these established artists : Amy Arbus, Gillian Laub, John Arsenault-Swiader, Alec Soth, Catherine Opie, Miles Ladin,Jon Feinstein, Thomas Holton, Michael Bühler-Rose, Dina Kantor, Betty Tompkins, James Estrin,Kia Labeija and a few more coming up! Enter today! https://www.facebook.com/events/944151789017130/ Photo : Madonna by Amy Arbus.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

" Street Life : A NYC Vanishing Act" By Ruben Natal-San Miguel 9/10/15 SoHo Photo Gallery NYC

This September 11, 2015 will a one of symbolic and different kind one for me. I will have a photography exhibition a few blocks away from the World Trade Center site where 14 years ago, was a survivor out of the North Tower during the attacks. Then right after, decided to move to Harlem and become a photographer. Life comes full circle. A very special celebration of survival, struggle, redemption and life in my beloved NYC .

" Street Life : A NYC Vanishing Act"
By Ruben Natal-San Miguel
On View September 9, 2015 OPENING RECEPTION is September 10, 2015 at SoHo Photo Gallery

Save the Date!
9/10/15

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Karyn Mannix Contemporary & Market Art + Design Hamptons present: July 9-12, 2015


Karyn Mannix Contemporary & Market Art + Design Hamptons present:
July 9-12, 2015
Booth # 502
Benefiting The Peconic Land Trust
Photography works by :
Ruben Natal-San Miguel
Evan Zatti
Dom Pattinson
Lenny H. Stucker
Jim Mannix
Dell Cullum
Jerelyn Hanrahan
https://www.facebook.com/events/838931906199477/
Photo: '' Red Dress'' October 2013 Harlem,NYC.© Ruben Natal-San Miguel

Monday, June 15, 2015

"The Rights of Summer"-Juried Photography Exhibition-Call for Submission@ Ripe Art Gallery. Juried by Sean Corcoran, Curator of Photography & Prints for The Museum of The City of New York & Ruben Natal-San Miguel. Fine Art Photography Curator, Collector & Photographer

© Ruben Natal-San Miguel 

Attention Photographers!
The Heat is On!
Time to sizzle and show your best Summer art photography!
"The Rights of Summer"-Juried Photography Exhibition-Call for SubmissionRipe Art Gallery. Juried by Sean Corcoran, Curator of Photography & Prints for The Museum of The City of New York & Ruben Natal-San Miguel. Fine Art Photography Curator, Collector & Photographer . Exhibition opens 8/8/15.
Your work will be showcased alongside with 5 prominent Fine art photographers- Richard Misrach, Karine Laval, Gilliam Laub & 2 more coming up soon!
Enter today!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1642440022634415/
'' Rockaways Beauty '' Reiis Beach Queens (Rockaways), New York City (80 degrees) 6/14/15 2015 NYC. © Ruben Natal-San Miguel ©.All Rights Reserved. NO - Facebook may not use my Name or any of my content.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Armory Show 2015 3/5-8/2015


The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York, takes place every March on Piers 92 & 94 in central Manhattan. The Armory Show is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its sixteen years the fair has become an international institution, combining a selection of the world's leading galleries with an exceptional program of arts events and exhibitions throughout New York during the celebrated Armory Arts Week.

 PIERS 92 & 94 TWELFTH AVENUE AT 55TH STREET NEW YORK CITY The Armory Show 2015 Opening Day will take place Wednesday, March 4th for invited guests. PUBLIC HOURS: Thursday, March 5th - Sunday, March 8th, 12 pm to 7 pm.

 Don't Miss it!
  http://www.thearmoryshow.com

Friday, November 21, 2014

What is a Portrait ? Competition WINNERS!!!

RNSM
Drum Roll !!!
The WINNERS of What is a Portrait? Competition are:

First Prize Winner- Matthew Swarts

Second Prize Winner -Caleb Cole

Third Prize Winner-  Mariette Pathy Allen

Honorable Mention- Luis Carle
Honorable Mention- Lesly Deschler Canossi

Winners by Portraiture Categories

Environmental Portraits- Nina Buesing Corvallo
Documentary Portraits- Kate Pollard Hoffmann
Self Portraits - Rocio De Alba
Traditional Portraits- Joe Gaffney
Experimental Portraits- David Meanix
Celebrity Portraits- Rafael Fuchs
Candid Portraits- David Sweet
Glamour Portraits- Larry Torno
Lifestyle Portraits- Shannon Clyne
Surreal Portraits-Craig Becker
Conceptual Portraits-Alison Stewart
Abstract Portrait - Maury Gortemiller
Modern Portraits-Christopher Borrok
Family Portraits- Antonio Pulgarin
Landscape Portraits- Nancy Oliveri
Animal Portraits- Bibiana Skraby Medkova
Conceptual Portraits-Rita Koehler
Selfie Portraits- Caroline Kessler
Mixed Media Portraits -Russ Rowland
Event Portraits- Valery Rizzo
Street Portraits- Sheri Lynn Behr

Please excuse me if got your name misspelled incorrectly ( can be fixed)
It was very hard for me to decide but kept coming back to the same images and artists. Since Portraiture is such a vast theme wanted to honor artists whose work stood out besides the winners. Congratulations to you all!!!
Big love,
Ruben Natal-San Miguel

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

FINALIST LIST for What is a Portrait Juried Competition!!

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1. Pathy Allen #1,3,4
2. Grabowski #2
3.Rocio De Alba #3,4&6
4.Rodriguez #2
5.Cole #2,3&4
6.Buesing Corvallo #1&2
7.Clyne #1,2
8. Youmans #3,2
9.Borrok#1,2,4
10.Bacon #1,2
11.Jackson #2,3
12.Pulgarin #1,2
13.Sweet #3,1
14. Meanix 1,2,3
15. Bibiana, #2,4
16.Rowland #1,3
17. Hertog #1
18. Kessler #1,2
19. Lobis #1
20. Maier #1
21. Belanich#1,3
22.Peralta#2
23.Kane #3,5
24. Anello#1
25.Shung #1,3
26. King #3,5
27.Pollard-Hoffman#3,5
28.Ott #2
29. Oliveri #2,3&5
30. Arliss #1
31. Spero #3,5
32. Wind #13,10, 8&7
33. Jungers#2
34. Koehler#3,7& matress image
35. Becker#2,3
36. Grimm #3
37. Chan #2
38. Gordon#3
39.Gaffney #2,3
40. Deschler Cannosi #2,3
41. Rickert #1,2,3
42. Behr #2,3
43. Keiser #3
44. Fuchs #2 C.Powell , 3&4
45. Cheikin #1
46. Wallenstein #1
47. Carle #2,3
48. Bahat #1
49. Rosenberg #3
50. Jones #2
51. Keith Thompson #3
52. Doran#1,2&4
53. Mintz #3
54. Davis T #6
55. Swarts #1,2
56. Gordon #1
57. Gortemiller #fan image
58. Eckert #1
59. Torno #2,3
60. Stewart #3
61. Einhorn #2
62. Desilets #2
63. Rizzo #3,2
64. Lazar#1

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Monday, November 17, 2014

What is a Portrait ? Competition/Exhibition EXTENDED DEADline to 11/18/14!

! Due to problems with Paypal ( It sort of crashed due to a large amount of last minute entries and some people were not able to meet the deadline) DEADLine for entries extended till Tuesday, November 18, 2014! What is a P O R T R A I T ? 1 DAY Left to submit entries!! A juried competition by Ruben Natal- San Miguel . Deadline 11/18/14 . Exhibition opens at Ripe Art Gallery December 13, 2014. http://ripeartgal.com/ Winners will be exhibited alongside with Amy Elkins, Oliver Wasow, Nan Goldin, Aline Smithson, Ryan McGinley, Jack Pierson, Martin Parr, Phil Toledano and 2 more great photographers . https://www.facebook.com/events/772743416104707/?ref=22 Only 1 DAY left for 11/18/14 entry deadline. Submit you entries TODAY! Photo: " Untitled " 2014 by Ruben NSM Sent from my iPad

Thursday, November 13, 2014

What is a PORTRAIT? Deadline for entries 11/15/14

Photo by Ruben NSM
What is a P O R T R A I T ? 

3 DAYS Left to submit entries!!

A juried competition by Ruben Natal- San Miguel . 

Deadline 11/15/14 . Exhibition opens at  Ripe Art Gallery December 13, 2014.
http://ripeartgal.com/
Winners will be exhibited alongside with Amy Elkins, Oliver Wasow, Nan Goldin, Aline Smithson, Ryan McGinley, Jack Pierson, Martin Parr, Phil Toledano and 2 more great photographers .
https://www.facebook.com/events/772743416104707/?ref=22

Only 4 DAYS left for 11/15/14 entry deadline. Submit you entries TODAY! 

Photo: Ruben NSM 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

ARTmostfierce's Ruben Natal-San Miguel's Print Sale

''The Smoker'' , 2014 Brooklyn NYC by RNSM

'Firescape'' 2014 Harlem, NYC by RNSM

Lady Money Sings The Blues, 2011 Harlem NYC

Feeling pretty grateful for the most recent amount of exhibitions, press and other accolates, I decided that is time to share the joy with my fans, faithful audience and collectors who always provide the most support of it all. Saying this, it might be the very last time to get Lady Money at 11x14 size ( sold out  8x10 size), SIGNED, TITLED & at a very limited edtion of 7 ONLY for $150.00!!!
This image has won a PDN competition beating 1,500.00 entries and just this past Friday earned another competition win at NEXT curated & juried by Elizabeth Avedon. 
http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/2014/11/07/awards/26547/elizabeth-avedon-castell-photography-exhibition
http://www.pdnonline.com/photoserve/Weekly-Contest-Winne-8400.shtml

The other two images , The Smoker and Firescape hd both generated internet buzz and are part of two new ongoing new bodies of work. they are both editions of 7 signed, dated and edition for the same price.

Please add $9.99 for shipping out of NY State. 
Email  Natalsanmiguel@gmail.com for sales inquiries.
Happy Shopping!
Big Love,
Ruben

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Elizabeth Avedon Castell Photography Exhibition/Competition -NEXT - Ruben Natal San Miguel winner -L'Oeil de la Photographie Magazine Interview



'' Lady Money Sings The Blues'' 2011, Harlem, NYC
RNSM
Ruben Natal-San Miguel- Third Place Winner

New York City-based photographer, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, also holds a Bachelor and Master Degree in Architecture from Boston Architectural College and Finance and Business Administration from Boston University. His photography has been shown internationally, and published in The Atlantic, Aperture, Daily News and Urban Italy Magazine; and won the Photo District News (PDN Magazine) Portrait Competition. I am a fan of his bold, authentic images from the streets of Harlem, which Natal-San Miguel said, “captures the last vestiges of a rich street culture before the imminent gentrification in Harlem."
EA: Is your image, Lady Money Sings The Blues, 2011 Harlem, NYC,part of an ongoing series?
RNSM: Yes, it is part of a 10-year project called NYC: Concrete Jungleof work in all 5 Boroughs of NYC.
EA: Can you tell us something about the experience of shooting this image? What captured your attention to take this photograph?  
RNSM: The subject of the photograph is Billie Jean, a longtime Harlem resident and Cotton Club Jazz singer. Her look and demeanor evokes that old NYC style, presence, endurance, perseverance and uniqueness that, due to the aggressive gentrification keeps disappearing from the city's street culture. I took several photos of her, but this one was my favorite, just at the precise moment she was writing her phone number for me. There was something very soulful, vulnerable and genuine about the moment.   
EA:  How did you originally get involved in photography?
RNSM: I am 100% self-taught. I did not attend college for Photography. I am a trained Architect and learned photography by collecting it, reading and studying about it, selling and curating exhibitions. My trained eye in design always helps me to compose the photographs in my head.
EA: Is there a photography icon you met, would like to meet, or wish you had met, that has influenced or inspired you? 
RNSM: Susan Meiselas, who I had the honor to interview for the 2009 Lucie Awards. A few months later she approached me and I worked with her as a collaborator on a Flag Project that a museum in Paris, France commissioned. I photographed with her in the Bronx, Harlem and the Lower East Side. The final was a photo and video presentation in which my voice explains the sentiments behind the Puerto Rican Flag and why there is a strong fervor and love about it.
EA: Apart from developing a great body of work, what are your objectives; what are you working on NEXT?
RNSM: I started a new project that has to do with how we tend to miss the great architecture of NYC by not looking up. It will address the fact that since we live in such fast pace life with  our faces  buried in our phones, we pass by every day the most majestic architecture, and hope to bring attention to it.http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/2014/11/07/awards/26547/elizabeth-avedon-castell-photography-exhibition

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Open Road - Aperture Foundation Benefit Party- AN EVENING OF ART AND ENTERTAINMENT IN TRIBUTE TO ROBERT FRANK TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014 TERMINAL 5, NEW YORK CITY

Ruben NSM- Marcy's Playground 2014, Bushwick, Bk, NYC.



http://www.aperture.org/openroad/

http://www.aperture.org/benefit-2014/



AN EVENING OF ART AND ENTERTAINMENT
IN TRIBUTE TO ROBERT FRANK


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
TERMINAL 5, NEW YORK CITY



POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD

Silent auction of small framed works, including works by JESSE ALEXANDER THOMAS ALLEN JOWHARA ALSAUD MICHAEL AVEDON TIM BARBER NIGEL BARKER OLAF BECKER OLIVIA BEE CHRIS BUCK ELINOR CARUCCI OLIVER CHANARIN ELIZABETH CHILES WALTER CHIN TEJU COLE BARBARA CRANE ZOE CROSHER BRUCE DAVIDSON JEN DAVIS CRISTINA DE MIDDEL DOUG DUBOIS CHARLOTTE DUMAS MICHAEL DWECK AMY ELKINS LARRY FINK BRIAN FINKE LUCAS FOGLIA AMELIA FORMAN PETER FREED ISAAC GALE RON GALELLA HENNY GARFUNKEL TIERNEY GEARON DAVID GODLIS JIM GOLDBERG DANIEL GORDON MEGAN GORHAM JOHN GOSSAGE GEORGE GRUEL BOB GRUEN GAIL HALABAN GREGORY HALPERN ROB HANN ANDREW HETHERINGTON AARON HUEY HENRY JACOBSON SIMEN JOHAN DANIEL KRAMER BARNEY KULOK GILLIAN LAUB SHANE LAVALETTE JEFF LIAO SUSAN LIPPER JON LOWENSTEIN ALEXI LUBOMORSKI KURT MARKUS ELAINE MAYES PATRICK MCMULLAN WILLIAM MEBANE AND MARTIN HYERS RICHARD MISRACH MATTHEW MONTEITH ANDREW MOORE ALISON MOSSHART JOE NANASHE RUBEN NATAL-SAN MIGUEL REBECCA NORRIS WEBB ERIC OGDEN ERWIN OLAF SARAH PALMER RACHEL PAPO MARTIN PARR MARK PETERSON MATTHEW PILLSBURY BERNARD PLOSSU LEN PRINCE RICHARD RENALDI SCOTT RUDIN VICTORIA SAMBUNARIS GARY SCHNEIDER MICHAEL SCHMELLING BRYAN SCHUTMAAT ROBIN SCHWARTZ STEPHEN SHORE MIKE SLACK TABITHA SOREN ANDY SPADE AMY STEIN BERT TEUNISSEN MICHAEL THOMPSON PHILLIP TOLEDANO NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER PENELOPE UMBRICO MASSIMO VITALI ALEX WEBB WILLIAM WEGMAN SHEN WEI JAMES WELLING LINDSEY WHITE HANNAH WHITAKER VANESSA WINSHIP DAN WINTERS STEPHAN WURTH
 Souvenir postcards by
LIVE AUCTION COMMISSIONED WORKS INSPIRED BY THE ROAD TEN PHOTOGRAPHS, INCLUDING WORKS BY MATTHEW BRANDT TODD HIDO JUSTINE KURLAND JOEL MEYEROWITZ MATTHEW PORTER ALEX PRAGER LISE SARFATI ALEC SOTH HANK WILLIS THOMAS Auctioneer: August Uribe Worldwide Co-head of Contemporary Art, Phillips Auction powered by www.artsy.net/aperture-auction

Sunday, October 5, 2014

What is a P O R T R A I T ? - Call for Submissions- Juried Photography Exhibition- Curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel @ Ripe Art Gallery. Opening 12/1314

'' H U S T L E'' 2014 Harlem, New York,City © Ruben Natal-San Miguel ©.All Rights Reserved. NO - Facebook may not use my Name or any of my content.

Announcing....Call for Submissions for Our First JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW!!
For Ripe Art Gallery’s First Juried Photography Exhibition is an Open Call for entri
es of contemporary photography based works. This competition will be juried by Ruben Natal-San Miguel, photographer, writer, photography specialist/critic and curator. The curator is looking to see exceptional photography with a unique perspective and cohesive look based on a new look at portraiture. He challenges entrants to redefine what a portrait is. We encourage entrants to challenge themselves to excite our juror, who has his finger on the pulse of contemporary photography.
Please Email WhatisaPortrait@gmail.com for submission guidelines or more information.
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https://www.facebook.com/events/772743416104707/

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

15 Minutes of Fame Photography Portfolio Reviews 7/19-20,2014

Geraldo Rivera by Rafael Fuchs
Natal-San Miguel Fine Art Photography Consulting Svcs & Fuchs Projects presents:
15 M I N U T E S of F A M E
Photography Portfolio Reviews
July 19-20, 2014
10AM-6PM 

Fuchs Projects
56 Bogart Street
#1-E
Bushwick, Brooklyn 11206
www.fuchsprojects.com/upcoming
917-400-4481

Are you ready to be discovered? looking for new talent for future curated exhibitions. Have your portfolio looked and critiqued by very influential & key profesional in the current photography industry. You only need several prints. ipad / laptop presentations ok as long as. there is prints to be shown as well. Remember that there is a reinforced time limit so, your work need to be in order, properly presented and well edited in order to get the most timely review possible.Do not be late for your scheduled review.


$50 - for two reviews
$75- for three reviews
$100- for four reviews
$125- for 5 reviews
*NY State Taxes applicable.

Elizabeth Avedon
Stella Kramer 7/20 only
Alison Zavos 7/20 onlyRafael Fuchs
Jon Feinstein 7/19 only
E Brady Robinson 7/19 only
David Rosenberg
John A.Bennette
Ruben Natal-San Miguel
Email & Schedule Today- 15minutesoffameportfolioreview@gmail.com
Questions? Please call : 917-400-4481
Payments will be accepted through Paypal @15minutesoffameportfolioreview@gmail.com