Ludwig Medina

Puerto Rico

Ludwig Medina Cruz was born in 1973 in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico. In 2002, he began his interest in Art, exploring the medium of Photography. In 2004, he obtained a certificate in photography from the Sister Isolina Ferré Center (Ponce Beach), as well as from the University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras). He has worked as a freelance photojournalist for the print magazine and website, Noctámbulo, the newspaper El Nuevo Día, the weekly La Perla del Sur and as a specialized teacher for the Photojournalism Workshop. His photographic images have received recognition in competitions such as the Fotomaratón-Manatí (2003), the Puerto Rico Photojournalists Association Contest (2004) and the Overseas Press Club of Puerto Rico (2010). Individually, he has presented the exhibitions entitled Paisaje mínimo at the Trinitaria Gallery (Ponce, 2006), Artificios at the Centro Cultural Cayacol (Juana Díaz, 2012), Entre Medios at the Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Pila (Ponce, 2013), Síntesis at the Centro Cultural Carmen Solá de Pereira (Ponce, 2015), En Ascenso at the Art Gallery of the Department of Humanities of the University of Puerto Rico (Mayagüez, 2016), Seña de identidad en De Arte @ Plaza del Caribe (Ponce, 2017), Deliberate Forms at the Betances Gallery (Mayagüez, 2018). He completed a Master of Arts Degree with a Specialty in Painting and Drawing (2016), from the Graduate Program of the Department of Fine Arts of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. Recently, he has served as Professor of Fine Arts and Communications for PUCPR and as Project Coordinator for the Trinitaria Gallery and La Galería @ Plaza del Caribe. Between 2020 and 2021 he founded and directed El Anexo: Espacio de Arte. Currently, he carries out cultural management as a collaborator of the Marina 15 Gallery.

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