The center’s commitment to traditional photographic arts remains intact with rentals available in the B&W and color darkrooms. The facility also houses a rental studio, state-of-the-art digital lab, and gallery that features work by emerging and established photographers.
Los Restos de la Revolución, Kevin Kunishi
From 2009 through 2010, twenty years after the Nicaraguan civil war ended, photographer Kevin Kunishi traveled throughout the highlands of Northern Nicaragua where the most intense fighting took place in an attempt to discover and document the legacy that this protracted and controversial war left behind. A selection of the resulting photographs, moving portraits of survivors, both Sandinistas and Contras, as well as exquisite landscapes and still lifes significant to the war, are gathered together here in this exhibition at RayKo Photo Center. Kevin’s first monograph, “Los Restos de la Revolución” will be released in the Fall of 2012 by Daylight Publishing and will be available during the exhibition.
“It is said that old soldiers never die, they just fade away. Nowhere is this truth more evident than in the aftermath of internecine conflicts, when a nation sundered must attempt to become whole again. Civil wars are sordid affairs, the terrible secrets of which must be carried by victim and perpetrator alike, without the easy salve of jingoism to dull the pain. Kevin Kunishi’s new book los restos de la revolución (Daylight) is a chronicle of these faded soldiers, phantasms captured against the vibrant colors of the Nicaraguan campo.”
– Dzana Tsomondo, PDN