Kissimmee Billy Strand

April 22 is Earth Day, an internationally-recognized annual event that began in 1970. I was invited by the U.S. National Park Service to spend a month at Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve as its Artist-in-Residence. While there, I created a series of photographs to artistically document the invasive species issue that is plaguing the environmentContinue reading “Kissimmee Billy Strand”

Beautiful Killer – Brazilian Pepper

For one month, I lived in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve, a 729,000 acre swamp area that is vital to the sustenance of the Everglades. While there, I created a series of photographs that were displayed as a solo exhibition at the park’s Visitor Center during its peak of visitation. The exhibition drew attention toContinue reading “Beautiful Killer – Brazilian Pepper”

From the Big Cypress National Preserve Collection

The 729,000 acres of Florida’s Big Cypress Swamp feed its fresh water into the neighboring Everglades, which is essential to the health of the rich marine estuaries. The swamp is home to a diversity of plant and wildlife communities. A spartan government dormitory, just steps away from the swamp, served as my home for aContinue reading “From the Big Cypress National Preserve Collection”

Portrait of a Father

His son Joaquin, was murdered last year. On Valentine’s Day. Only 17 years old. So, too, was another student. And another. And another. And another… 17 students and staff members in total, all at one time. It took 9 minutes for Joaquin Oliver and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to became part of a darkContinue reading “Portrait of a Father”

Women’s Rights National Historical Park Celebrates Independence Day with “The Diary of Theodosia Ford – Photographs by Xiomaro”

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Women’s Rights National Historical Park celebrates Independence Day with the debut solo exhibition The Diary of Theodosia Ford – Photographs by Xiomaro.  The 12 images tell the dramatic story of a young widow’s unsung role in the American Revolutionary War by giving up her family’s New Jersey home to George Washington for use asContinue reading “Women’s Rights National Historical Park Celebrates Independence Day with “The Diary of Theodosia Ford – Photographs by Xiomaro””

National Park Invites Public to Free Reception and Illustrated Talk for Photography Exhibition on George Washington’s Headquarters

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact The museum at New Jersey’s Morristown National Historical Park invites the public to a free reception with refreshments and an illustrated artist talk on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  The event celebrates the debut solo exhibition George Washington’s Headquarters:  Photographs by Xiomáro.  The 22 large images of the FordContinue reading “National Park Invites Public to Free Reception and Illustrated Talk for Photography Exhibition on George Washington’s Headquarters”

Xiomáro’s Photography Exhibition at Oyster Bay Historical Society Memorializes William Floyd’s Slaves

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact The Oyster Bay Historical Society‘s 2015 season opens with the exhibition of The Other Side – Charles, Caesar, Harry, Sam, Pompey, Lon and Isaac, a photographic collection by New York artist Xiomáro (SEE-oh-MAH-ro).  The collection of twenty-nine photographs will be on view from January 11 to March 29, 2015. The Other Side looks at theContinue reading “Xiomáro’s Photography Exhibition at Oyster Bay Historical Society Memorializes William Floyd’s Slaves”