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.
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.