Anirays Camino (b. 1981) is a Venezuelan photographer based in Miami, Florida. Camino developed a distinctive visual narrative by combining her passion for aerial photography with handmade installations that recreate imaginary worlds.
Since 2012, Camino has been creating photo-based artworks, which have been exhibited primarily in the U.S. In 2015, Camino had a private solo show sponsored by the prestigious fine house jewelry Cartier in Miami’s Design District in support to Big Brother Big Sister’s Miracle Society Organization. That same year, she participated in Macaya Gallery & Hoerle-Guggenheim collaborative exhibition project ArtCeleration, among major established artists including Retna. Her work was also featured at Maman Fine Art’s group show and Curator’s Voice Art Project during Miami Art Basel 2015, . Most recently, Camino participated in a group exhibition with renown visual artist Domingo Zapata called Art Intervention during New York’s Fashion Week 2016 at the Gansevoort Hotel in Meatpacking District.
Camino has collaborated with remarkable organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Annual Benefit Auction (2015) and the Fisher Island Annual Gala (2015).
In 2015, The Visual Arts Faculty selected her work to be shown at Miami’s International University of Art & Design Gallery where she is currently pursuing an MFA in photography.
My work begins with the image captured from an aerial perspective or overview. This allows seeing the space as a whole, as if each photograph represented an entire world perspective. Afterwards, over the printed photograph, I place the miniature figures lining up to follow a path, a direction that leads to a fixed spot or goal. The figurines represent humans; they are a metaphor for humanity leading their steps towards different points or directions, that allude the roads we’ve all taken to achieve those objectives. Life is a journey we all travel in different forms and spaces. As we explore and connect our path in one direction or the other, our sense of life becomes clearer and defined. My work is the philosophical expression of my own search.