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Argentine
Walter Bosque

Walter Bosque: was born on July 30th 1960, in General Roca, Argentine.
University Degree: Expert Photographer. Studies in Graphic Design. He finised his studies in 1985 in the Visual Arts Institute NOVUM.
Proffessors: Guillermo Damo (Gran Condor Federacion Argentina de Fotografia) and Ricardo Vallejos (Lapiz de Oro Diseno fotografico aplicado) Special Courses: Special Techniques (with Juan Carlos Villareal, First Prize world gallery of photography, Belgium, Germany and Singapur). Aereal photometry: (aereal-photography group of the Argentinian Air Force) Applied Photography to the Graphic Arts (Camara Argentina de Artes Graficas) Digitalization and Photochrometry (Agfa Institute, Argentina).
Prizes: 67 in all: In International, National and Provincial Photography Art Galleries.
-1985 second place in the Foto Club Cordoba`s ranking.
-1986 first place in the Foto Club Cordoba`s ranking.
- 30th July, 1986 recieves the Colour, and Black and White Prizes in the Monserrat National Gallery, organized by Renault and Secretaria de Cultura de la Nacion. The prizes were delivered by President Raul Alfonsin.
-1987 first place in the Foto Club Cordoba`s ranking.
-1997- 1998 - 1999 He has been selected by Rotovision (Switzerland) to represent Argentine in the Latinamerican Directory and the World's Photography Directory. 1998 Being asked by the Tourism Secretary of Argentine, he worked as the Head of the Argentinian Photo-gallery.
Artistic Activities Performed: up to the present he has made 16 exhibitions in official and private art galleries (8 of them accompained with his own poetry works). He has tought 200 hour official courses on applied photography. At present he is working free-lance in advertising photography and digital work.

Photography is a way of life. The photographer lives with the passion of the next picture in his mind and dreams with the moment of taking it when he closes his eyes. That is why I never cease being a photographer, I simply let my camera rest.
My artistic work intends to reflect what I feel with every image and transmit it in each of them. This way I try to reach the observer with my interpretation of the soul of the image, as if a photograph can make someone stop breathing, it is then when it becomes transcendental, unforgettable. This is why the artistic composition of my works belongs to a secondary position, being just the feeling the protagonist the message.
In relation to nudes, I work with amateur models. They pose for me because they love art and they do it with passion in each photography session, facing drawbacks, long delays, hours travelling, cold or heat at times or just long walks some other times. They are the other part of this at of mine, since they give passion and effort in each photograph.
My group of models is each time more numerous, since there are each time more people that like my art and would like to sit in front of my camera. The new models, before a first try, I almost always incorporate them in my works.
To make photography a way of life is a hard decision that must be taken at heart, I refer to the ultimate truth on photography uttered by the master Henry Cartier-Bresson: "photography is to let, in the same line of fire the mind, the eye, and the heart."

Walter Bosque



JANUARY 2003 FOTO ART MAGAZINE