SSF 2016 FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER LUNA PALAZZOLO

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SSF 2016 Featured Photographer Luna Palazzolo

Argentinean artist Luna Palazzolo, demonstrated a connection to art from an early age. First it was with oil paintings, and then it evolved into photography at the age of 14.
Spending most of her childhood at her mother’s design company, it’s only natural that her artistic style is heavily influence by fashion. With a very vast imagination, Luna’s work pushes cultural standards and society’s notion of sexuality, making it thought provoking. She has been showered with awards and life changing opportunities to learn under masters for both her visual arts and photography. Luna has photographed for international magazines, collaborated with local artists in Argentina and Miami, and has worked on erotica projects that have resulted into beautiful works of art recognized by many in the arts community. Her current deep rooted inspiration lies in the transformative and growing art scene in Miami. She hopes to become one of Miami’s staple star artists.

Whether she's hosting a spoken word event, music festival, or playing the role of a santera or vixen, Deborah Magdalena makes every emotion super real. This performance artist has acquired impressive TV & Film credits for the past twenty years including Sesame Street (CTW), Apollo Comedy Hour (Tribune Entertainment), Safe Harbor (Warner Brothers), Striptease (Castle Rock), Holyman (Caravan), and For Love or Country (HBO). As a published spoken word artist Deborah has released three CDs, a chapbook, and the spoken word musical FUNKdalena. As an artist-activist she’s the founder of Spoken Soul Festival, a twelve year old, three-day festival that helps women artists go from novice to professionals. As an educator Deborah for the past eight years has led in-school presentations in numerous high schools for the National YoungArts Foundation, is the co-founder of Piano Slam, and led various workshops for local art organizations like Miami Light Project and Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Most recently and for the seventh year in a row, she was invited by the Arsht Center and Ailey Arts & Education Foundation to serve as the Creative Communication instructor for Ailey Camp Miami.

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