ABOUT MIP

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.

INSTRUCTORS

Carolina Muñoz

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.

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Oriol Tarridas

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.

Matt Stock

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.

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Marco Bell

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.

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Jorge Parra

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 A. 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.

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Andrés Manner

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 Director of the Miami Institute of Photography.

Gabriela Gamboa

Gabriela Gamboa

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.

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Rafael Nuñez

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.

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Paul Perdomo

Paul Perdomo holds a BA in Visual Arts (film & video) from the University of California San Diego-UCSD- (2002) After graduation Paul attended Brooks Institute of Photography and concentrated in Commercial Photography Studies (2004). Paul is a diversified and experienced photographer/videographer. His career started in Los Angeles, California, and now He resides in Miami, FL.

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María A. Cardona

María Alejandra Cardona, born in Venezuela, raised in Miami, Florida, her culture was strongly based on immigration and language barriers; she began to explore how to document the world and untold narratives by immersing herself in various communities.  Maria Alejandra has obtained a bachelors in multimedia photojournalism from Columbia College Chicago.You can find Maria Alejandra’s published work in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, REUTERS, the Associated Press, and more.

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Bernardo Olmos

Bernardo Olmos, Caracas 1983 Master in conceptual photography from EFTI Centro Internacional de Fotografía y Cine -class of 2010- With 17+ years of experience, Olmos has worked in Venezuela, Brazil, Europe, and the US alongside architectural desks and institutions such as Villanueva and Niemeyer foundations, Colegio de Arquitectos de Venezuela and the American Institute of Architects chapter Los Angeles. After completing studies of virtual photography and 3D modeling in Columbus, Olmos has dedicated his editorial career working at design departments generating photography and augmented reality for the interior design, top real estate and hospitality industries -Ritz Madrid, Ligne Roset Miami, Ligne Roset New York, and more recently, Armani Casa Miami (selected)-. Olmos taught photography for the first time in Caracas back in 2011 when he, alongside Estudio Arte 8 Gallery, designed “Introduction to Photography” workshop, an eight sessions class that covered from history to basic camera settings. Since 2012 Olmos has taught in photography schools in Miami and New York, accumulating more than 8 years of teaching experience in the field, including a one-year professional certification in the photography program. He currently runs his studio based in Miami and works in alliance with National Floor Plans and Photography, generating cutting edge marketing tools for architecture, interior design, and real estate fields, with operations in Florida, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Texas.