I have been working in the photography business as a freelancer photographer for over 35 years. I have lived and worked in Venezuela and in the USA. I have recently moved to Budapest, Hungary looking for new horizons and inspiration. I am specialized in nature, landscape and portrait. I have worked for several local and multinational advertisement agencies such as: Publicis, JWT, Draft FCB, Leo Burnett, among others.
My work is documentary and real, as I see things in the world. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela on January 26, 1958. At the age of 12, I began to take pictures with a Agfa-Rapid 35 mm camera. In 1978 I began to study Marine Biology at the Oriente University, Margarita Island, Venezuela. I retired from university studies after the first semester in order to dedicate myself to photography as a profession. Until the end of 1979 I worked at the Photographic Department of the La Salle Foundation at their campus in Punta de Piedras, Margarita Island, Venezuela. At the beginning of 1980 I went back to Caracas in order to continue to work as a free-lance photographer for diverse advertising agencies and graphic designers.
7th Annual Black&White Spiders Award 2012
Eugenio Opitz – Venezuela . 3rd place in Nature – Professional Category www.thespiderawards.com
I BIENNIAL – DANIELA CHAPPARD FOUNDATION
This foundation organizes its first biannial in the year 2000. The jury which awarded me the 2nd place in documental photography, was composed by: 1. – Sandro Oramas for Venezuela. 2. – Graciela Iturbide, a famous photographer from Mexico. – 3. – A representative of Throckmorton Gallery in New York, for the USA. It is to mention that in this first Biannial of the Daniela Chappard Foundation, by general voting the public determined my work as the best one presented and I was awarded the first place.
2014- CITIES at PH21Gallery.Budapest Hungary.
2001 – ONE AND A HALF CENTURY OF HUNGARIAN-VENEZUELAN PHOTOGRAPHY. La Estancia Cultural Center, Caracas – Venezuela
2000 – I. Photographic Biennial, Daniela Chappard Foundation. 2nd place in Documental Photography. 1st. Place for best work presented, by public voting. 2000 – „VENEZUELA” – A Country of National Parks. Casa Simón Bolivar, La Habana, Cuba
1999 – Afterimage Gallery (afterimage.com). Photography exposed in the section „Our viewers best”, denominated „Descanso”.
1997 – Exhibition of winners at the XVI Maraven Contest . Natural Science Museum, Caracas – Venezuela.
1996 – Exhibition of winners at the XV Maraven Photographic Contest. Salón Maraven, Caracas – Venezuela.
1993 -1994 „Venezuela – a tropical country. Journey through its National Parks”. Itinerant collective exhibition in Venezuela, Mexico, USA, Spain and other countries.
Sponsored by : Inparques (a governmental institution), Banco de Venezuela, Banco Consolidado Foundation
1986 Exhibition of Young Photographers. Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas, Ipostel Salon, Caracas – Venezuela
1983 – Salon of Young Photographers. Museum of Contemporary Art of Venezuela. Caracas – Venezuela
1983 – Tribute to the Homeland. Műcsarnok (Art Gallery), Heroes Square, Budapest – Hungary
1981 – Salon of Young Photographers – National Art Gallery. Caracas – Venezuela.