Behind The Scenes
by Louis Jacinto
I have known Oscar Castillo for several years now and have been familiar with his work for much longer.
The historical and cultural importance of his images are immeasurable.
But for this exhibition I wanted to dig a little deeper into his vast archive and, hopefully, discover a different set of images.
His well-known work captures the story being told – marches, protests; but I wanted to find images by him that didn’t capture a story, but rather told a story, a new story through his eyes.
I think this exhibition gives us that.
It’s like being “behind the scenes” of his prominent work, which instead captures what happened before and after the “big story” his camera usually captures.
I love these stories that Oscar captured because it lets me – it lets all of us – finish the story being viewed and that is always the sign of great art.