Tony Chirinos

Tony Chirinos

Fellow: Awarded 2023
Field of Study: Photography

Competition: US & Canada

Miami-based photographer that explores the themes of death and the vulnerability of life. My goal as an artist is to produce work that engages the viewer aesthetically and intellectually, that moves beyond mere entertainment to something, which asks the viewer to think critically. I am a documentary-style photographer, one that uses the visual language to create a photographic narrative. Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University (2003).

Trained as a Bio-medical photographer at Miami Children’s Hospital (1985), later in 1989 I created the Medical photography department at Baptist Health Systems until my departure in 2001. I am a Fellow of the South Florida Cultural Consortium (2010) and the recipient of Center’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2019).

Was awarded the William Talbott Hillman Foundation grant (2021) to financially assists in the printing production of my first monograph The Precipice (Late 2021). I am a tenured professor of photography at Miami Dade College and been teaching since (2003). I am humbled that people and institutions are interested in my work and what I stand for as a photographer. I will continue to make work that challenges my viewers to think critically about the visual world that I capture.

Photo Credit: Self Portrait

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