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Education

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography

 

 

Personal Statement

The adventures that I have experienced have developed me into an optimistic, empathetic and cheerful person. I believe that happiness is a crucial part of living a successful life, and I have found that my joy and laughter flow quite easily from myself and onto others. I am extremely flexible and adjust easily in any situation, finding comfort in the unknown. I am happiest when given the opportunity to work with new people, and I strive to help humanity in any way that I can. 

 

 

Program and Product Knowledge

Part 107 Licensed, Canon professional products including 5D Mark ii and L lenses, DJI Mavic Drone, black and white and color film scanning and processing, Adobe Suite programs such as Photoshop and inDesign, I am familiar with both Mac and Windows computers, basic HTML, along with Microsoft programs such as Word and Excel.

 

 

Work Experience

      Self Employed Photographer - Debra Reyes Photography LLC - May 2023 - Current

     

      Real Estate Photographer -March 2021 - April 2023

      Redfin - Denver, CO​

      Real Estate Photographer & Virtual Reality Specialist - January 2018 - February 2021

      Walkthrough - Denver, CO​

       

      SXSW Photo Crew March 2018- Present

       South By Southwest Music, Film, Interactive & Education Festival - Austin, TX

       As a part of the photo crew I am assigned for various events  throughout the 2 week festival - I have shot                          everything from art installations, yoga classes, astronauts, film makers, celebrities, massive crowds, intimate                  shows, and everything in between.

       Product Photographer - July 2018 - March 2019       

       Bernard Watch Co. - Austin, TX​​​

        Lead PhotographerJuly 2017 - Nov 2017        

        Everything But The House - Austin, Tx

  

        Chief Photographer, Graphic Designer & Sales AssociateAug 2015 - July 2016

        Wrights Indian Art Gallery - Albuquerque, NM

        

        Documentary Photographer - Aug 2013 - May 2015

        Brooklyn Museum - Brooklyn,NY

 

              Volunteer Work            

 

       Operation Smile                                                                              

        For the past 12 years, I have been deeply involved in this organization. Operation Smile strives to change the lives         of those born with facial deformities around the world by providing them with free reconstructive surgeries.                   Alongside my peers, I have helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for patients receiving these surgeries         around the world. I now hold a permanent position as a Patient Imaging Technician, and attend international                 medical missions about 2 times a year.                               

        

        Patient Imaging Technician & Volunteer - Aug 2005 - Present

        Operation Smile - Virginia Beach, VA

        Capture and organize standardized technical medical images from all of our patients during screening, surgery,             one week, and extended post ops (six months, one year follow-ups) using the guidelines and protocol maintained         by the organization. 

 

Shows

 

SVA Senior Photography Show, "TBA". New York, NY.  April 20 - May 14, 2015

SVA Senior Photography Show, "Fruit Salad". New York, NY.  April 20 - May 14, 2015

SVA Fine Arts Solo Silkscreen Show. New York, NY.  April 2014

The Body Show. Brooklyn, NY. February 2014

Broadway Gallery February Global Projects . New York, NY. February 2014

Greenpoint Gallery's First Fall Salon Show. Brooklyn, NY. September 2013

 

 

 

Print Publications

Visual Opinion- Graduation Issue. School of Visual Arts magazine. May, 2015.

SXSW  - Published both online and in print

Visual Opinion- Imaginary Lines. School of Visual Arts magazine. March, 2015.

Henry Street Settlement 2015-2016 Calendar. 

Various Brooklyn Museum publications on the web and in print.

New Mexico Magazine - Various Ads 2015 - Present

Native Peoples Magazine - Various Ads 2015 -2016

Albuquerque Theatre Guild - Various Ads 2015

Albuquerque The Magazine - Various Ads for Wright's Indian Art & Lilly Barrack. 2015 - Present

Various Billboards in Albuquerque, NM for Lilly Barrack. 2016

 

 

Web Publications

Brooklyn Museum, brooklynmuseum.com, Various Ads. September, 2013 - Present.

 

Henry Street Settlement, www.henrystreet.org, Various Ads. September 2013 - Present.

 

The New York Times, nytimes.com, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/13/arts/spare-times-for-children-listings-for-nov-13-19.html?_r=0 , November 12, 2015.

 

Forbes, http://www.forbes.com/sites/lynndouglass/2013/11/15/lena-dunham-and-her-mom-win-artsaward-together/#6ce7868b5bfb , November 15, 2013.

 

AM New York,

http://www.amny.com/lifestyle/on-the-kids-lit-scene-with-the-children-s-book-fair-1.9600554 , November 15, 2014.

 

 

Awards

 

The School of Visual Arts Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photography, 2015

The Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Students is given annually to Bachelors degree candidates who, in the opinion of the faculty and department chair, express qualities of excellence that call for special recognition.

 

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