Francisco Diaz (USA)

Deb Young (New Zealand)

Innocence + Guilt, 2016
archival pigment print
50.8×76.2cm (20 × 30 in )
Francisco Diaz(USA) + Deb Young (New Zealand)
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

The Kite, 2016
archival pigment print
50.8×76.2cm (20 × 30 in )
Francisco Diaz(USA) + Deb Young (New Zealand)
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

The Stranger, 2016
archival pigment print
50.8×76.2cm (20 × 30 in )
Francisco Diaz(USA) + Deb Young (New Zealand)
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Francisco Diaz Lives and works in USA 

Deb Young Lives and works in New Zealand

Education

– Young was awarded her Photographic Society of New Zealand Licentiateship by the PSNZ Honours Board

– Diaz graduated with his BA from Queens College and his MA from Adelphi University.

Solo & Duo Exhibitions

2018 

– Z GALLERY ARTS Lost Boys. March 8th – April 30th 2018

2017

– Gilman Contemporary Gallery Solo Exhibition of the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series” Sun Valley, Idaho

– Bokeh Bokeh Magazine Feature on the International Collaboration Project Duo

– Propa Magazine Feature on the International Collaboration Project Duo’s “Suspicion” Series

– Dodho Magazine Feature on the International Collaboration Project Duo

– PHOTOGRVPHY Magazine Feature on the International Collaboration Project Duo

– Lenswork Magazine International Collaboration Project Duo

2016

– Capture Magazine Annual Features the International Collaboration Project

– The Renowned Beekman Boys Feature the International Collaboration Project’s “The Wandering Kind” Series

– Feature Shoot Magazine Spotlights the International Collaboration Project’s “The Wandering Kind” Series

– Adore Noir Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series”

-Exhibiting at the Berlin 4th Biennial of Fine Art Photography Where Diaz + Young also won the 9th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Germany

-Griffin Museum of Photography Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition, Includes Work by the International Collaboration Project, MA

-Fstoppers Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series”

-New York’s Feature Shoot Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series”

-Creative Boom Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series”

-Chile’s MOR. BO Magazine Features “The Playground Series” of the International Collaboration Project

-Alternopolis Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series”

-New York’s Musee Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series” in Issue 15 and Online

-Australia’s Silvershotz Magazine Interviews the International Collaboration Project for Their Issue 49 MONOVISIONS Magazine Interviews the International Collaboration Project

-New Zealand’s D-PHOTO Magazine Interviews Deb Young + Francisco Diaz

Croatia’s Blur Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project Work

-Russia’s Bleek Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project Work

-L’oeil De La Photographie Magazine Feature on the International Collaboration Project’s Signing with the Susan Spiritus Gallery

-Italy’s Positive Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series”

-Greece’s Lifo Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series”

-New York’s Float Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series”

2015

-Soho Photo Gallery  – Solo Exhibition of the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series”, NYC

Exhibitions/ Publication

2015
– The International Collaboration Project Work Chosen for the Online Gallery and Catalogue of the Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibition”Trending: Contemporary Art Now!”

– Photographer’s Forum “Best of Photography 2015” Book, The International Collaboration Project Project Included – Over 10,000 Photographers from 67 Countries were submitted

-The Photo Review Magazine’s “Competition 2015 Issue,” The International Collaboration Project Included – over 18,000 Photographs from 430 Photographers were Submitted

-“FOSSILS OF LIGHT + TIME”  Publication to Include the International Collaboration Project – Francisco Diaz (USA) + Deb Young (New Zealand)

-Art Intersection Gallery’s “Depth of Field” Exhibition Curated by Rfoto Folio Includes The International Collaboration Project Work, AZ

F-STOP Magazine Includes the International Collaboration Project Work in their “Open Theme” Online Exhibition

-The Boston Globe Newspaper’s Review of the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition includes the International Collaboration Project Work

-Klompching Gallery “Fresh 2015” Exhibtion, work by the International Collaboration Project Included in the “Fresh 2015” Online Showcase, NYC

-Griffin Museum of Photography Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition, Work by the International Collaboration Project, MA

-Photospiva National Photographic Exhibition – 2015 Work by the International Collaboration Project, Diaz + Young, MO

-The Kolga Awards in Photography, The International Collaboration Project, Tbilisi, Georgia

-F-STOP Magazine  — “Black and White ” Online Exhibition Work by the International Collaboration Project – The Playground Series Included

-The New York Center for Photographic Art “Black And White 2015” Exhibition, Work by the International Collaboration Project, NYC

-L’oeil De La Photographie Magazine Includes the International Collaboration Project Work in their Write Up Book “Fossils of Light + Time”

2014

-The Photo Review Magazine – “Some Other Realities” Work From the International Collaboration Project

-L’aiguillage Galerie Exhibiting Work From the International Collaboration Project, Paris, France

-The Fine Art and Documentary Photography Biennial, 6th Edition Pollux Awards, “The International CollaborationProject ” Chosen “International Photographers of the Year,” Malaga, Spain

-Next: New Photographic Visions at Castell Gallery Works by the International Collaboration Project – Diaz, Young, Forman Exhibited in Ashville, NC

-Curator’s Voice Theme: Approaching The Unreal Exhibition At Modernbook Gallery, The International Collaboration Project, SF, CA

-The Kolga Awards in Photography, The International Collaboration Project, Tbilisi, Georgia

-The Center for Fine Art Photography, “Natural World” Exhibition, The International Collaboration Project, CO

-The Royal Easter Show 2014, The International Collaboration Project Wins Most Successful Photographers of the Show, New Zealand

-The Auckland Festival of Photography, The International Collaboration Project Work Exhibited, New Zealand

-Griffin Museum’s Virtual Gallery Exhibition Included the International Collaboration Project, MA

A Sampling of Published Works

– The Renowned Beekman Boys Feature the International Collaboration Project’s “The Wandering Kind” Series

– Feature Shoot Magazine Spotlights the International Collaboration Project’s “The Wandering Kind” Series

– Adore Noir Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series”

– Fstoppers Magazine Features “The International Collaboration Collaboration Project”

– Creative Boom Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series”

– Chile’s MOR.BO Magazine Features “The International Collaboration Project”

– Alternopolis Magazine Features “The Playground Series”

– New York’s Musee Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series” in Issue 15 and Online

– Australia’s Silvershotz Magazine Interview “The International Collaboration Project”

– Croatia’s Blur Magazine Features ” The Collaboration Project ”

– Russia’s Bleek Magazine Features “The International Collaboration Project”

– Italy’s Positive Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project’s “Playground Series”

– Monovisions Magazine Interviews Francisco Dia + Deb Young

– New Zealand’s D-PHOTO Magazine Feature on “The International Collaboration Project”

– Greece’s Lifo Magazine Features “The International Collaboration Project”

– France’s L’oeil De La Photographie Magazine Features “The International Collaboration Project”

– HI-FRUCTOSE Magazine Feature on “The International Collaboration Project”

– Inside Jersey Magazine Feature on “The International Collaboration Project”

– New York’s Float Magazine Features the International Collaboration Project’s “The Playground Series”

– The International Collaboration Project Included in the Book “Fossils of Light + Time”

– Blend Blog Features “The Playground Series”

– L’oeil De La Photographie Magazine Includes “The International Collaboration Project” Work in Their Write

– Up of the Book “Fossils of Light + Time”

– The Photo Review Magazine’s “Competition 2015 Issue”, “The International Collaboration Project” Included –

– Over 1,8000 Photographs From 430 Photographers were submitted

– “Fossils of Light + Time” Book to Include “The International Collaboration Project” – Francisco Diaz (USA) + Deb Young (New Zealand)

– Photographer’s Forum “Best of Photography 2015” Book, “The International Collaboration Project” Included -Over 10,000 Photographs From 67 Countries were Submitted

– DODHO Magazine Feature 2015

– The Boston Globe Review of the Griffin Museum of Photography’ s Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition

– F-STOP Magazine’s “OPEN THEME” Exhibition

– The Photo Review Magazine – “Some other Realities” 2014 Work From The International Collaboration Project

– F-STOP Magazine Issue 65 “The International Collaboration”

– PH Magazine Feature on “The International Collaboration”

– Rfoto Folio 2014 Interview/Feature on “The International Collaboration Project”

– Virtual Artbeat Feature on “The International Collaboration Project”

– Dodho Magazine Feature

– Lenscratch Magazine Feature on “The International Collaboration Project”

The Lost Boys | International Collaboration Project Artist Francisco Diaz + Deb Young

Artist Reception: Thursday, March 16th, 2018. 6pm-8pm

On View: March 16th – April 30t,  2018

Location: 102 – 1688 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6J 1G1

Contacts: [email protected]

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Innocence + Guilt, 2016m, archival pigment print
50.8×76.2cm (20 × 30 in )
Francisco Diaz(USA) + Deb Young (New Zealand) @ Z Gallery Arts

 

The International Collaboration Project Artists Francisco Diaz and Deb Young are pleased to announce representation by Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver British Columbia. Vancouver B.C. gallery is home base for founder Zohra Bonnis who notes “The International Collaboration Project Artists Francisco Diaz and Deb Young will be represented by Z Gallery Arts. I love their work because it is an exquisite example of conceptual artists telling a story by “painting” with photography. The Artists build their ‘canvas’ with random photographs they shoot and then combine them to create a story from an initial concept sprinkled with symbols, mystery and insight. The result is magical!. The work is striking, incredibly beautiful and provocative at the same time. Z Gallery will have exclusive rights to sell The Lost Boys series which will have its first worldwide showing during the Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver BC from March 16th, 2018 through April 30th, 2018. Opening reception for the exhibition of The Lost Boys is March 16th, 2018 6 pm through 8 pm.

Artist Francisco Diaz and Deb Young comment, “We’re very excited to be working with Zohra Bonnis and Z Gallery Arts. Zohra will be the first to exhibit our Lost Boys series. We’ve been working on this photomontage series for some time and it continues our interest in how childhood speaks so profoundly on who we are as adults. Just as our Playground Series explores the interaction of childhood play in a metaphorical fashion, The Lost Boys explores childhood and adolescent clustering where the group behaves as a single system in order to improve their performance and changes in their environment. It is a metaphorical look at collectivism vs. individualism.”

 

About The Lost Boys:

Set within an unknown time, The Lost Boys series presents an undercurrent of tension in a seemingly unruly world that is juxtaposed with signs of confidence and curiosity. Looking through the multi-layered dynamics of what it means to be an adolescent in a group, this series is also a metaphor for that inner/ outer journey of humankind experiencing transition. What becomes clear is that the journey into new territory can ignite primitive instincts when we’re pushed to the edge. The artists imbue this series with the importance of transformation through self-reliance.

Diaz + Young believe that art is about conceptualizing an idea that can influence viewers and help raise the level of their understanding. Through these narrative photomontages, they present fiction as really creating a visual dialogue that encourages both internal investigation and social discussion.

 

About the Artists:

The International Collaboration Project duo

Deb Young + Francisco Diaz

www.diaz-young.com

Deb Young is an artist-photographer based in New Zealand and Francisco Diaz is an artist-photographer based in the USA. Young was awarded her Photographic Society of New Zealand Licentiateship by the PSNZ Honours Board and Diaz graduated with his BA from Queens College and his MA from Adelphi University. Together the duo is known as The International Collaboration Project. They have been published internationally in magazines such as L’Oeil de la Photographie, Lenscratch, Dodho, Hi-Fructose, The Photo Review, F-Stop Magazine, Blur, Bleek, Silver Shotz and were named “International Photographers of the Year” at the 6th Edition Pollux Awards, the Fine Art and Documentary Photography Biennial held in Malaga, Spain. Recently, they were awarded the 9th Julia Margaret Cameron Award in Berlin, were selected as finalists for the 2017 Biennial Grant and they were awarded gold in the People/ Children category at the Moscow International Foto Awards 2017.

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