New York, NY
The aftermath of war is rarely envisioned by the powers that trigger such events. Such views are usually blinded by greed and massive egos. Those who survive will continue to live with a lifetime's worth of emotional damage beyond the healing of physical wounds. Photography has captured more images than I can mentally handle (and I am the lucky one living removed from such places). I wanted to convey the atrocities like an investigator who outlines the bodies on the scene of a crime, leaving behind a silhouette on the ground where the horrific events have taken place.
As a child in his hometown of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Alfonso Muñoz dreamed of an art career. A lucky break at age 13 placed him in the apprenticeship of Antonio Loro, an Italian artist that married a local and became a prominent cultural figure in his town. It was under the guidance of Loro that he learned calligraphy, model making, painting, and woodcut artistry, all areas where he excelled later at the University of Puerto Rico and the Art Institute of Chicago.