Born in New York City, Luis Alberto Rodriguez trained to become a professional dancer throughout his childhood. He ultimately received his BFA from The Juilliard School in New York, and went on to perform all over the world for the next fifteen years. A self taught photographer, his focus shifted from dance onto photography after moving to Berlin. From this point on he developed his unique perspective, drawing upon his career as a dancer, the places he has lived in, as well as his Dominican heritage. Rodriguez’s work touches upon elements of fine art, fashion and documentary photography in various combinations. He finds beauty across all subject matters and often finds intrigue in the abstraction of the human form.
Rodriguez’s work has been featured in various exhibitions and publications around the world. In 2017, Rodriguez won both the Prix de Public and the American Vintage prize at 32nd Hyeres Festival of Fashion and Photography. In Spring of 2018, Rodriguez was featured as one of Red Hook Labs New Artists. In the fall of 2018, he was awarded a residency at Cow House Studios in Wexford Ireland in collaboration with FUTURES and Photo Ireland. During this time Rodriguez produced the evocative body of work entitled ‘People of the Mud’. The ensuing book is being published by Loose Joints and available in Spring 2020. Most recently, he has been invited to a forthcoming international group project by the International Olympic Committee entitled Olympism Made Visible featuring original work by ten artists working at the intersection of fine art and documentary photography.