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Victor Cobo is an American artist who specializes in creating large scale black and white photographs. His works explore our evolving isolation through memory, dreams, sexuality and the translucency of the psyche. Cobo is a self-taught photographer who was originally trained in life-drawing. He grew up in northern California where his earliest memories of photography involved stealing his stepfather's cameras, playing dress up and creating theatrical images with teenage friends. In 1999 he was fired from his first job out of college after being caught with inappropriate photographs he had taken around the streets of San Francisco during his lunch breaks. Thus began his career as a Fine Art Documentary Photographer focusing on the margins of society. His work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine; Newsweek; Time; Surface; the San Francisco Chronicle; Ojo De Pez; Burn Magazine; Leica World; Courrier Int'l.; The Advocate; Private; Foto8; American Suburb X; One Giant Arm; Fraction Magazine, Eyemazing and Idoménée. In 2007 he was the winner of the Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer's Fellowship. Cobo's photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is featured in private and public collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Akron Art Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive and the Amon Carter Museum, as well as numerous private collections. In 2009 the Amon Carter Museum featured his work in a group exhibition titled, "Masters of American Photography", amongst such artists as Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Robert Frank and Diane Arbus. He currently lives and works in New York City.

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