Free Tag Zone invited me to become an author on the project “Voyage en éphémère”, and also as permanent correspondent photographer in Mexico City for the international project “Graffs en Capitales”. While both projects are focused on street art and graffiti, the second one is specially dedicated to the street art at capital cities around the world
This is my presentation at Voyage en éphémère:
“My enthusiasm for photography started in my childhood when my parents gave me as a Christmas present my first camera, an Instamatic 101 Kodak Camera, though I got seriously involved in photography as a teenager when my dad gave me his Canon TX camera, a manual 35 mm SLR, back then I joined a photography workshop at the Argentinean House of Culture in Mexico City and learned lab techniques. I have used the same Canon TX camera until a year and a half ago when I got into a new adventure: digital photography.
About photography, I’m especially interested in travel photography, street photography, architectural photography, art and street art photography, portrait, cultural diversity and anthropological manifestations of religious practices.
Street art represents a natural interest for me, since I have been interested in all art manifestations. In fact, one of my favorite activities is visiting museums, but for me you can also find very impressive art on the street, sometimes more impressive because it naturally has a surprising factor: finding art where you never expected to find it.
Being invited by Free Tag Zone is a compliment for me and also a great opportunity, because they are considering that my photography is interesting, and because Free Tag Zone has a praiseworthy objective: to spread the amazing street art that is created around the world in a single web site.“
Marianne Gonzalez Vergara, le 11 juillet 2012