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|Sara Guerrero Ripberger
Through our partnership with Information Technology High School in Long Island City and LaGuardia Community College, LP host students in regular basis.
Summer crew TBA
Deysi C. Montero
|Orestes Gonzalez is an Architect, Photographer & Writer.
As an Architect, he has restored over 30 townhouses in Harlem, Brooklyn & Queens, NY. His restaurant designs include Malbec & Tango House in NYC, Crescent Grill, & Sage General Store in LIC, New York.
He has been a roving photographer for the past 30 years, covering over 32 countries. His specific interest is capturing mans need in leaving a mark on this world and the constant changes in traditions as a result of technology & communication.
His monthly photo column , “ORESTES’LIC” in the LIC COURIER MAGAZINE, presents images of Long Island City, Queens and its constituents during this time of transition.
He is a contributing photographer to CASA FOA , Buenos Aires, and a past contributing editor for Casa & Hogar Magazine.
His photography has been shown and published extensively, including The Miami Herald, and El Clarin & La Nacion newspapers in Argentina.
His first book of photography,“Street Life”, is currently available on his website.
Orestes Gonzalez is represented by the Barbara Gillman Gallery in Miami, and The Jeffrey Leder Gallery in LIC, NY.
He divides his time between New York City & Miami.