Candi Carrera is a Luxembourg color photographer born in Differdange, Luxembourg in 1972. He late-started photography in 2011 during a first trip to Denver, Colorado. Drawing from US roadtrips & various roadmovies, he tries to capture the beauty of both american landscapes and their people.
Art is critical to our sense of our own humanity – Those descriptions, in turn, form our sense of how we see ourselves in the present and in relation to the past. Art cannot feed us, shelter us, or cure physical illness, but it is critical to our sense of our own humanity. It embodies our ideas and sensibilities. Art identifies and investigates the culture that produces it and examines it in relation to other cultures and other histories. Our art is who we are.
The inspiration comes mainly from photographers like Todd Hido and William Eggleston. Other influences are National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey, Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin, Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert, National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. Candi has been a founding member of the Street Photography Luxembourg collective of streetphotographers http://www.streetphoto.lu/ until 2015.
- October 8th 2015, Rotondes, Luxembourg
- November 12th 2014-January 2015, LGE, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
- September 19th-20th 2014, KUFA Urban Art Festival 2014, Kulturfabrik, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
- July 27th, 2014, “Slide night” with Streetphotography Luxembourg collective, Bouneweger Stuff, Luxembourg
- December 16th-18th, 2013 “Fotoausstellung”, Centre polyvalent, Schoos, Luxembourg
- December 7th, 2013 “Street night” with Streetphotography Luxembourg collective, Cafe Brigitte, Grund, Luxembourg
- October 5th, 2013 “Creatives Rising” – New York City, 26-19 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, New York
- July 25th 2013 – September 10th – “The Story of the Creative” – International Exhibition – See.Me Gallery, New York City
Awards & competitions
- January 2013 – Alice in Wonderland – Winner at the Photo.fr Le plus grand concours photo du monde 2012 – Edition 496 of Photo.fr Magazine – https://candicarrera.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/9f9a57041.jpg
- September 2012 – Barcelona metro girl photo in World Photography Organisation (WPO) Favourites September 2012 – https://candicarrera.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/9f9a3948.jpg