Paul D’Amato

December 2, 1993 - January 1, 1994

Image © Paul D'Amato

Image © Paul D'Amato

Image © Paul D'Amato

Image © Paul D'Amato

Paul D’Amato

For the last five years. I have photographed in the Mexican communities of Little Village and Pilsen on the South-side of Chicago. Rather than attempt any kind of comprehensive document, I look for clear moments of emotion and true feeling. I am interested in making work that suggests that real drama is always in the process of unfolding before our very eyes. In order to achieve this I spend as much time as necessary with my subjects until I feel I am photographing from the inside instead of from the outside looking in.