Collaborator Profile: Sil Azevedo

As we get closer to CONTEXT (May 11-13) I will be posting about the collaborators.  CONTEXT will be an interactive, multi-sensory exhibit involving dance, photography, music and film.  First up, Sil Azevedo.

To Sil Azevedo, photography is a means of self-discovery. Sil’s love with this artistic medium started at age 7 when his parents gave him a Kodak Instamatic camera. He started shooting away, producing a fashion shoot with his cousins at grandma’s barn, in his hometown of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. During high school, Sil spent every free minute he had in the darkroom. He kept developing his photographic skills in college as he studied arts and architecture. Sil graduated in ‘89 from the School of Arts and Architecture at I. Hendrix Methodist University. His first love for photography never faded as he continued to self teach and to apprentice under the local masters.

Sil moved to the Dallas, TX, where he spend time in self-search and developing artistic expression through photography as he studied under accomplished local photographic artists such as Charlie Freeman, June VanCleef and Byrd Williams. During this time he also won two Columbia Scholastic Press Silver national awards for his design work. In 1999 he opened his studio in Dallas, TX. In 2004, Sil was invited by Parish Episcopal School to create the school’s photography program. In seven years he developed a comprehensive program that takes students from intro to AP, with both digital and traditional labs. His students have earned numerous regional and national awards since the program was created, including Scholastic Press scholarships and Congressional merit awards, among many others.

In 2010 Sil left the school to dedicate himself solely to his studio and gallery, and to found the Dallas School of Photography. He currently is working on several personal projects and special commissions. Sil enjoys working with people to produce images that are a true reflection of who they are, capturing their special moments in a way that is authentic and perceptive. He photographs for various local publications and travels nationally and internationally on assignment.


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