Photojournalist Michael Robinson Chavez has a sixth sense when it comes to capturing the emotions of human existence. He currently works for the Los Angeles Times, traveling the globe bringing current affairs to our consciousness.
Robinson Chavez’s imagery is powerful. While searching for photojournalists to include in Wide Angle View, an exhibit to be held at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in February and March, 2011, my eyes could not look away from his skillful and compassionate work.
Michael won the prestigious Scripps Howard Foundation National Award for Photojournalism in 2008 and had his photographs featured in the 2009 Photo District News Photography Annual. He has twice been named Photographer of the Year by The White House News Photographers’ Association in 2004 and 2007 and received an Award of Excellence as Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 2008 by Pictures of the Year International. He has received numerous awards including Photographer of the Year honors in 2004 from the Northern Short Course and the National Press Photographers Association, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and the Society of Newspaper Design.
Mark your calendars to experience Wide Angle View. The exhibit runs from February 4 through March 26, 2011. Michael is in good company, with 15 additional photo and multi-media journalists from around the world. All are award winners. Opening reception is Feb 5, from 6-10 pm and is free and open to the public.
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N. Sycamore Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92701. Phone: 714 667-1517