Esteban Pastorino-Esturion-2002

Esteban Pastorino

Esturion 2002

31.5" x 39.4" (80 x 100 cm) Digital photograph Chromogenic Print on Kodak Glossy paper 
Edition of 5 + 2 AP unframed

My photo instincts are sharpened at night and the feeling is best reflected in the words of great Abelardo Castillo in "Buenos Aires Azul":
"what I want to say is that the lover of the city met her at night, at that mysterious and clandestine time to make love. Only at night Buenos  Aires is real.........This night is one in all neighborhoods, in the small parks, on the rail road tracks, in the deep hallways. It makes you feel like you are on an abandoned planet, as if suddenly silent catastrophe occurred and people had to hastely move to other worlds, leaving behind an illuminated window and a half closed door"
- Esteban

Esteban Pastorino Díaz was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1972. After he quit his engineering studies in 1993 he transitioned his long-time passion for photography into a full-time career.
He studied at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten (The Netherlands) and was artist in residence at Casa de Velázquez (Spain) and  Fiskars Artist Residency (Finland).
Selected Awards
Leonardo Award for Photography (National Museum of Fine Arts, Argentina)
Abraham Haber Award for Photographer of the Year (Argentine Association of Art Critics)
Konex Foundation Prize (Argentina)
Fellowships from UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists, and Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Netherlands)
Public Collections
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Art Institute of Chicago
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Museo del Barrio
Princeton Art Museum
Davis Museum
University of Maine Museum of Art
Lehigh University Art Galleries
Museum of Latin American Art, Buenos Aires
Museum of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan
West Collection
Jumex Foundation
Daimler Art Collection
Selected Publications
Book Vitamin PH: New Perspectives in Photography (Phaidon Press) as one of the emerging artists
”Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus, Modern Photography Explained” (Thames and Hudson)