Artist Statement

Foco was the result of living with my husband in Costa Rica for four months in 2003. Under the tutorship of Costa Rican photographer Sussy Vargas I studied the history of Latin American women photographers. My vision was influenced during this time by the street photography of artists like Graciela Iturbide, Mariana Yampolski, and Tina Modetti.

Because my own unique experience in the world has been as a woman, I have titled each piece in this series in the feminine.

"My interest is the people. If I had to describe my studio, it would be the street."

Mariana Yampolsky