Juan GiraldoArt Preparator, Paul Robeson Galleries


Juan Giraldo is a documentary photographer currently based in NY Metro area.

Born in Manizales, Colombia—he was raised in Paterson, New Jersey. An environmental portrait and interior photographer also working on long-term documentary projects—Juan’s work explores the personal interior spaces of working people, (in particular the employees of Great Lakes Reload and his family in Paterson, New Jersey), the textures of a working life and the banal indicators of domesticity that shaped his view of the world, both as a first generation immigrant and laborer.  In addition to this work, Giraldo continues to photograph his family as part of an ongoing project in which he looks at his relationship with his parents.

Giraldo received a BFA in Photography from William Paterson University.  Later in 2015, he completed an MFA in Photography from Columbia College.