Ruber Osoria (Contramaestre, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 1992) is a self-taught photographer who currently lives and works in the city of Concepción, in the region of Bíobío in Chile. In his hometown of Contramaestre in the Eastern part of Cuba, he started his exciting story of love to the image-making process. But it wasn't until his arrival to Chile in 2018 as an immigrant that he was able to purchase his own photographic camera. At that point, his passion turned into some sort of obsession, absorbing all knowledge he encountered through videos, articles, and books. He acknowledges that his work has been influenced by the teachings of Chilean photographer Héctor González de Cunco. Chile gave Ruber the right scenario to find an outlet to his natural talent to capture scenes of the streets by being attentive to his surroundings, to explore the practicalities of observational photography, and to train his eye in capturing the colors of the city where he is currently living. Up to today, in both its essence and its complexity, Ruber's photographic career main genres are street and documentary style work. This year 2021 he was one of the three Latin American finalists of the Italian Street Photography Festival. His work has been featured in several magazines and photography outlets like L’Œil de la Photographie, El Estornudo, Rialta, Blind Magazine, Street Photography Foundation, The Pictorial List, amongst others. Currently, he is a member of Chilean Authoral Photographic Media Age

About South Florida Latin American Photography Forum

About the South Florida Latin American Photography Forum
Founded in May of 2020 by Miami-based photographer William Riera.
Focusing on the photographic works of artists living and/or working in Florida and other parts of the USA, the South Florida Latin American Photography Forum (SoFLaFoto) takes on the challenge of locating, compiling, organizing and sharing the information related to the works of photographers that have documented or are documenting the life of the Latin American community, and also the works of those who have documented or are documenting the Latin American region (Hispanic America, Brazil, and Haiti) through the many issues that are relevant to the community like memory, history, diaspora, immigration, identity, family, religion, gender issues, racism, addiction, inequality, LGBTQ rights, etc., all within the contemporary, documentary and street photography realms. In addition we collaborate with artists, curators, and researchers of Latin American photography and lens-based art works.

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  • documentary photography
  • photography
  • Fotografía Documental
  • chile
  • Fotografia Latinoamericana
  • latinamerican photography
  • fotógrafo cubano
  • cuban photographer
  • fotografía chilena
  • light and shadows
  • luces y sombras