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Photography: capturing and creating joy

Photography: capturing and creating joy

Lindsey Mione

September 24, 2019

A photo can say a thousand words. There are so many ways to speak without speaking and one of my favorite ways is through art. I find photography to be artistic because it exemplifies different viewpoints to someone and can be perceived in more than one way just as art would be. Photography has a way...

Rising Artist of San Antonio: Dominique Beltran

Beltran enjoys a moment on the other side of the lens.

Kimiya Factory

February 13, 2019

Dominique Beltran, 23, is a native to Brownsville, Texas. After moving to San Antonio at the age of 10, the culture of the city inspired the work Beltran does by capturing everything from Latinx culture to edgy street fashion. Rise and Shine Photography, Beltran’s photography business, are means through wh...

Becoming San Antonio

Generations of San Antonio citizens are honored at the DreamWeek exhibit.

Alfonzo Mendoza

January 23, 2019

San Antonio proudly hosts one of the most diverse week-long summits that aims to create a dialogue between different cultures and communities — DreamWeek. Many of the events include interactive art exhibits that paint the modern day vision of Martin Luther King Jr. “Becoming San Antonio: Centuries of ...

Femme on film

Last year’s StreetFatale Volume I event at Movement Gallery. Photo courtesy of Carmen Peña

Mackenzie Dyer

January 18, 2018

Lady led street photography exhibit returns to SA   Often underestimated and from different backgrounds, the women of StreetFatale have come together to share their voice and beauty through street photography. They are photographers, femme fatales, StreetFatale. The event is an exhibition of photo...

The moment captured

Veronica G. Carden’s work focuses on issues regarding the U.S.-Mexico border. Courtesy of 4x5 Photo Fest

Brandon Armstead

November 14, 2017

Paper Tiger hosts 4x5 Photo Fest highlighting local and national photographers. On Nov. 18, 4x5 Photo Fest will return to San Antonio for its second year. This time, it will be held at the Paper Tiger. 4x5 Photo Fest is a one-day photography event where both amateur and expert photographers can...

Behind the lens

Cantu at Local Coffee. Isabel Camacaro/The Paisano

Isabel Camacaro

November 1, 2017

Janai Cantu is one of San Antonio’s most influential photographers. Her work includes shooting the lookbooks of Chiq’tique and GreyMoon Vintage, blogger Chic in the Heart of Texas and the singer Storm Calista. Cantu believes one of the unique aspects of the San Antonio fashion scene is the ability...

September, Frame by Frame

Rodolfo Choperena (San Antonio, TX) will be displaying his experimental abstract photography at Musical Bridges Around The World Gallery until December 31st.

Brandon Armstead

September 7, 2017

On September 1, the much-anticipated photography festival Foto Septiembre returns to San Antonio, a month-long photography festival that celebrates the art of photography. Entering its 23rd year, Foto Septiembre brings together photographers and non-photographers alike, introducing people to the visu...

Spring 2017 BFA exhibitions showcase UTSA’s artists #3

Leah Feneley

April 11, 2017

Nathan Hughes’ focus within the art department at UTSA is painting. “My paintings are multimedia works that I have rebranded as my own version of the 1980s’ Neo-Expressionist movement,” said Hughes. The multimedia aspect of Hughes’ artworks is demonstrated as collage with written text, which a...

San Antonio gets freaky for fetish & fashion event

Fashion show displays people tied up for BDSM.         Raquel E. Alonzo, The Paisano

Raquel E. Alonzo

February 15, 2017

A room filled with adults of all shapes and sizes gathered on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Brick at Blue Star to celebrate a love for leather, rope and lace. “The Art of Fetish & Fashion,” presented by the boutique La Santa Luna was a night filled with enough BDSM themed fashion to curb anyone’s app...

I like my art served ‘RAW’: UTSA student, Sabrina Alfaro joins special group of artists for exhibit

March 26, 2013

Courtesy of Will Tallent / The Paisano Uncooked to perfection; raw natural talent. RAW: Natural Born Artists is a non-profit organization that discovers and sponsors local talent and showcases their workin' special exhibits. The organization stemmed from an online community for art...