Zoila Albarinia

Zoila Albarinia Caamaño is a photographer from the Dominican Republic. She graduated with a M.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and a B.A. in psychology from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.

Zoila's photographs portray the tension between the ephemeral and the permanent. Her photographs feature the hidden sequences of moments that are often misrepresented in our memories. The photographs provoke in the viewer a meditation about the nature of our daily world compared to our constructed memories and to consider how we interpret time, both spatially and longitudinally, in the narratives we create.

Zoila was a finalist for First Prize of the 2014 Julia Margaret Cameron Award of Fine Art and Documentary Photography in Malaga, Spain. She has also shown her work in juried exhibitions at the San Diego Art Institute, the International Women’s Exhibition at the Old Courthouse in Chicago as well as presenting her work in group exhibitions at the Diego Rivera and Swell Galleries at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Currently, Zoila lives and work in Albuquerque, New Mexico together with her courageous husband, their self-driven and cheerful twelve-year old daughter, and Octavia, the most loving rescued Chihuahua who believes she’s the size of an English Mastiff.

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