Update of recent videos

In the above video, the jury of SNAP: A National Juried Exhibition of Photography discuss selecting the images for the show at the Beford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California. The kind words spoken of Daniel’s SPILL work are much appreciated, as always.

Two pictures from Daniel’s SPILL portfolio were included for display with the rest of the SNAP exhibit at the Bedford Gallery until February 19th.

In addition, we also found a video previewing Daniel’s presentation for the opening of the exhibit at the Aquarium of the Pacific – recently extended until February 16th – online. It isn’t embeddable, so you’ll have to click thru to watch it on their site.

PRP exhibit video at Kew Gardens

We recently discovered that Edmond Terakopian, a friend of Daniel’s in London, put together a web video of the opening of his photo exhibit at Kew Gardens’s Nash Conservatory in the fall of 2009. It’s been more than a year since, but it makes for a fun little trip back in time to when Daniel had just completed the Prince’s Rainforests Project.

As you’ll see from the four minute video, it was a pretty neat space for Daniel’s photos to be displayed in and the exhibit presented a strong case for environmental conservation. Daniel talks briefly about some of the images and their importance to telling the story of tropical deforestation.

Check in again for news on when and where Daniel’s photos will next be up exhibited.

direct link to video: http://www.vimeo.com/6860096w

212 Gallery exhibit coverage

Plenty of positive of coverage has come from the exhibit of oil spill photos at the 212 Gallery in Aspen. Plum TV produced a nice three-minute interview/slideshow of Daniel’s work in which Daniel discusses the techniques he used and challenges he faced in producing the photo coverage of the spill out of which the exhibit was made. Direct link: http://www.plumtv.com/videos/artist-daniel-beltra/index.html.

Additionally, both daily papers in Aspen covered the opening and exhibit.

Aspen Times: http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20100728/AE/100729830/1077&ParentProfile=1058.

Aspen Daily News: http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/141687.


Oil spill gallery exhibit in Aspen

An exhibit of twenty oil spill photos by Daniel will publicly open at the 212 Gallery in Aspen, Colorado, on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 and run for two months until September 25th. “SPILL: CRUDE RESPONSE,” is a shared exhibit with sculpture artist Aurora Robson and features 20 photographs that Daniel shot in the Gulf of Mexico during May and June. Also, during the opening reception on Tuesday night, multimedia performance artist Kenji Williams will make a live production of his “Bella Gaia” piece, which is quite impressive to watch on just on a 15″ laptop, so live and large should be exponentially more awesome.

For the photo-enthusiasts out there, Daniel’s photographs are C-prints from the esteemed Toronto Image Works (TIW), and are enlargements of 26.6″ x 40″ and 40″ x 60,” showing all the details of this ongoing environmental catastrophe. Daniel went to Toronto to supervise the fine-tune adjustments of the prints to ensure they were of the finest quality possible and was very impressed (and thankful) for the help that everyone at TIW gave him to get this exhibit produced so quickly. Going from a shoot to exhibit normally takes much, much longer and it’s doubtful it would have been possible without their involvement.

Daniel will be attending the opening, which just happens to be concurrent with the Aspen Institute’s Environment Forum, and hopefully we’ll have photos and more details of the exhibit next week.

If you’re in or near Aspen over the next couple of months, please stop by and take a look!



Presentation/lecture at PhotoCenter NW, 2/5, 6pm

Photo Center Northwest (PCNW) will host an artists’ reception and lecture for their current exhibit “Art as Activism” which includes seven Amazon prints by Daniel on Friday evening, February 5th, from 6-9 p.m. The other photographers taking part in the exhibit, Rozarii Lynch and Heather McClintock, have prints of their work on Tanzanian Albinos (Lynch) and child casualties of war in Uganda (McClitock). Daniel’s presentation will mostly be about the work he did for the PRP last year on tropical deforestation.

The reception starts at 6 p.m., and Daniel’s presentation will begin around 7 p.m., in case you have to arrive fashionably late.

PCNW is across 12th Ave from Seattle University at Marion Street on First Hill. Admission is $6 for the public, $4 for PCNW members.

Hope to see you there!


NYC Exhibition of PRP photos

Daniel currently has a show of 26 photos from the Prince’s Rainforest Project at the Mercy Corps Action Center in New York City. Mercy Corps is in Battery Park City, at the northeast corner of River Terrace and Vesey Street (map), on the north side of Vesey Green.

The prints were made by Tyler Boley at Custom Digital here in Seattle. At 40″x30″, they look absolutely spectacular. Sustainably-produced sugar cane paper from Hahnemühle was used to make the prints. I can’t emphasize enough just how gorgeous these prints are.


It’ll be up on their walls until Nov. 15th. They’re open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

PRP Kew Gardens Exhibit

From now thru December 6th, Daniel has an exhibit at The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, of photographs that he was commissioned to shoot for the Prince’s Rainforest Project award he received from the Sony World Photography Awards. The exhibit, in the Nash Conservatory, gives viewers an introduction to the sights, sounds and even smells of tropical rainforests and their destruction in the Amazon, the Congo and Indonesia.

Here is a list of directions and transit options to visit the show and Gardens at.

The opening of the exhibit garnered quite a bit of press coverage , some of it linked below:

The Guardian


The Independent

The Sun (with a fantastically-awful, cringe-worthy pun-headline)