Brian Orozco (b. 1995, Portland, Oregon) is a Mexican American photographer and educator who lives and works between Brooklyn, NY and Portland, OR. He holds B.A. in American Studies from Yale University where his academic work focused on Visual Culture and Photography, investigating the construction of national identity in order to deconstruct notions of home and belonging. He has exhibited work in small solo and group shows in New Haven, Connecticut, and has been included in publications such as MATTE Magazine and the Yale Literary Magazine. He has been the recipient of the Mary Hotchkiss WIlliams Travel Fellowship in the Visual Arts from the Yale University Art Gallery.
The Moon on a Sunday
“Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. And by the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing; so on that day He rested from all His work. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because on that day He rested from all the work of creation that He had accomplished…” For a while we listened. Then on Sunday, July 20th, 1969, we put a man on the moon.
These images are part of a larger body of work titled The Moon on a Sunday that captures members of an imagined community. The project ties together scenes from a number of spiritual spaces and practices creating an amalgamation of performance and ritual in order investigate how synonymous the work that goes into both space exploration and religion might be.
To view more of Brian Orozco’s work please visit his website.