My environmental portraits of young individuals dressed in school uniforms seek to create a complex body of work and provoke questions concerning identity, education, and class system. Each image exists as a single portrait within a series, a community of photographs. The subjects, dressed in traditional uniform attire, gaze in acknowledgment of the audience. Each young student stands within his or her domestic space, yet, there exists an awkwardness in the way each presents himself or herself.
— Sarah-Marie Land
Portraits of young women photographed from behind force the viewer to imagine the personalities based on peripheral details like hairstyles, tattoos and other visual clues.
Replaced by iPads, smartphones, earbuds and kindles — when and where will the last printed book be spotted? Photographerdocuments this endangerd species on the world's subways.
In Sally Mann's words, "Quintana takes off where my heroes Bruce Davidson, Diane Arbus and Mary Ellen Mark left off—she clearly enjoys the same level of trust and intimacy as they did. Beautiful pictures."