Sofia Verzbolovskis: Diablos Rojos (Fin de Una Era)
On exhibit from September 21 to October 19
Diablos Rojos: Fin de una era is a photographic tribute to Panama City's retiring buses and main public transportation from 1950 to 2011, when they began to be replaced by modern "user-friendly" equipment.
Today, more than 600 buses sit abandoned in a junkyard in the city's outskirts, awaiting cremation.
Over the past few years my dad, Lucas Verzbolovskis, had been wanting to document Diablos Rojos as Panama's most important urban art, especially after their removal from circulation. Then, in January 2012, after several attempts at getting the permit to photograph them, we made our way to this junkyard and documented their unique frames, whose paintings depict magical landscapes, celebrities global and local, the drivers' own family members, religious imagery and popular Panamanian sayings.
Read about Diablos Rojos in the news: Huffington Post and two articles in La Prensa (Panama): here and here
Sofia Verzbolovskis es una fotógrafa panameña basada en Nueva York. Después de obtener su licenciatura en NYU en 2009, viajó a Accra, Ghana como voluntaria en una escuela local. En Ghana comenzó a enfocarse en la fotografía. Regresó a Nueva York para cursar el programa de foto-periodismo en el International Center of Photography (2010-2011).
Sus fotos han sido publicadas en Huffington Post, Musee Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Cafe Babel, entre otros. Más recientemente, su serie de fotos tomadas con el iPhone han sido exhibidas en galerías en Oklahoma, Vermont y Colorado.Sofia Verzbolovskis is a Panamanian photographer and writer based in New York. After graduating from NYU in 2009, she traveled to Accra, Ghana as a volunteer in a local school. While in Ghana, Sofia began to focus on photography. She returned to New York to follow a photo-journalism program at the International Center of Photography (2010-2011).
Sofia's photos have been published in the Huffington Post, Musee Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Cafe Babel, among others. More recently her series of photos taken with an iPhone were exhibited in galleries in Oklahoma, Vermont and Colorado.