MIP is an educational institution totally devoted to the field of photography; with an assembly of exceptionally talented and accomplished instructors—artists who believe in the magic of image-making as a hands-on experience.
Is a gathering spot for image-centric souls that includes a permanent gallery area for photography exhibits & lectures, top notch facilities for students to learn as they work with state-of-the-art equipment, a darkroom for processing and printing B&W film, a fully equipped professional studio, comfortable classrooms and break-time areas.
MIP is the best of both worlds—well-grounded in the film/analog tradition, but definitely at the forefront of the digital era’s technology and processes. It is space and possibilities for anyone who wants to build a solid theoretical and technical knowledge of photography. Our courses and workshops are open to anything you want to learn in this field. Whether amateur or professional, we have a program for you.
Muñoz holds a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design, New York (1988). Her experience includes working in design studios and ad agencies in New York, Bogotá and Caracas. She has taught at Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Fotográficos (CIEF) and at Organización Nelson Garrido (La ONG) in Caracas, Venezuela. As an internationally exhibiting visual artist she investigates notions about memory, death and the psyche. Muñoz is also a commercial photographer and an on-site and online educator.
Oriol Tarridas was born in Barcelona, Spain. His diversified and proven experience as a Photographer spans more than twenty years. He studied at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City, worked at Magnum Photos in NYC (1994-1995). He was Chief Photographer and Editor of newspaper El Mundo in Barcelona (1995-2003) and has worked since 1990 as a free-lance photographer for many important European and US firms.
A multifaceted creator, recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Florida native, Matt Stock have become well known for mastering a technique called: Painting with Light in the Dark®. Matt finds
inspiration in the natural elements of water, earth and sky. As a photographer, his focus on conservation is complemented by his ongoing work with national and state parks, non-profit organizations, and museums, making sure he is an active mind contributing to raise awareness about threatened places and cultures.
Marco Bell was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1983. Bell (MFA Photography, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, 2015) is an internationally-awarded photographer and visual artist with a deep interest in socially-engaged artistic practices. Bell’s work has been exhibited and awarded internationally (USA, Venezuela, Hungary, China, New Zealand, Mexico). He currently lives in Miami, where he works as an art educator, editor for the New York Journal of Photography and full-time architecture and fine arts photographer.
For the past 5 years, Parra has been involved with the visual education of young and interesting talents, mostly students of the Miami Ad School in the Wynwood Art District, as well as through several private workshops in both San Francisco and Miami. He has developed his vision, “by blending elegance and sensuality with my love for bold design to create images and elaborate stories that range from the seemingly mundane to the conceptual for the Advertising and Leisure/Luxury markets”.
Jorge Andrés Castillo
Photographer, editor, instructor, professor. Graduated in Communications Design from the University of Essen, Germany in 1993. He is Professor of Photography at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela, since 1996. He has exhibited his work in several galleries in Venezuela and abroad. Between 2001 and 2007 he led the transition from analog to digital of the photography department of El Nacional newspaper, in Venezuela. He is currently dedicated to architectural photography.
Photographer with studies at the International Center of Photography in New York, Art Institute of Boston. His experience as a photography professor goes back to 1993 for Image Foundation CONAC- UNESCO, Venezuela. Pro-Diseño Institute, Escuela Foto Arte, and Cubo 7, which he co-founded, in Caracas – Venezuela. He is the Founder and Director of the Miami Institute of Photography, to open fall 2017.
His photographic work has been honored with several awards, including the Biennale Dior in 1995, which is published in the book “Fran Beaufrand pictures” and reviewed in other publications such as “Image and Memory” and “Photography in Venezuela from 1960 to 2000. Beaufrand’s photographic work is part of private collections and major museums in Venezuela, among which are the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Alejandro Otero Museum and National Art Gallery in Venezuela. He currently resides in Caracas, where he is a Commercial Photographer.
Gabriela Gamboa, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bachelors in Art and Design from the University of Chicago and a Masters of Fine Arts at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She began her teaching career, being one of the creators of the video department for the nascent Instituto Superior de Artes Armando Reverón in Venezuela. She is currently a professor at the Centro de Estudios Fotográficos and shares her time between her studio in Caracas and being a visiting artist and lecturer in other parts of the world. Gabriela has received a number of awards and residencies, including the Juan Lovera Prize at the Michelena Bienale 2002.
With more than 20 years of experience in the audiovisual field, Rafael Núñez has worked as cinematographer in film productions and prestigious TV channels (HBO, Discovery, ESPN, Gourmet Channel). He has collaborated as a filmmaker in video Award winning art projects that been exposed across museums and galleries around the world. He teaches courses and seminar, and he is the current remote audio-visual coordinator for “SOS TELEMEDICINA” in Venzuela’s Central University’s School of Medicine.
Amalia Caputo is a contemporary artist, art historian and writer. Born in Caracas, Caputo studied art history at the Universidad Central de Venezuela before earning her MFA in Photography and Studio Art from the Steinhart School of Art at the University of New York and the International Center of Photography. She holds an extensive list of exhibitions and publications and her work is represented in various public and private collections worldwide. Caputo is a regular lecturer in the field of photography and contemporary art. Lives and works in Miami since 2003.
Ricardo Armas was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1952. His photographic work, which includes portraits of visual artists and writers along with personal explorations of urban landscapes, has been exhibited in South America, the United States, and Europe; it has been included in several international art collections and published in catalogs and books.
Ricardo Armas currently lives with his family in New York (Brooklyn), where he is Visiting Assistant Professor at the Pratt Institute.
Beatriz Grau, holds an MFA (1993-1995) from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Her work is a constant research upon the ways we look, her series can function as indexes that create conditions for looking. Grau participates in individual and collective exhibits since 1992. Lecturer on Photography at Universidad de Los Andes, and Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. She lives and works in Colombia since 1998.