Barb Penoyar Ramos
Polaroid. 33 1/2 x 22 inches.
Price available upon request
A Grosse Pointe native, Ms. Penoyar Ramos migrated to the Pacific Northwest joining
members of her immediate family after she received her BA at Syracuse University. An
outgoing sort, she has always approached strangers in cafes or on the street who had that
certain visual character she found worthy of capyuring on film and convincing them to bestow
in her the trust it takes to relinquish something for the camera. Some remain clothed. Others
not. Here she continues her nude series with an individual of determined gaze and relaxed
confidence. As always with photographs of nudes, the viewer is left trying to put together the
social puzzle presented when class and status indicators are stripped away.