Osvaldo Chance Jimenez, is a first generation Dominican from Harlem and the Lower East Side. After barely surviving a hit and run in Brooklyn, OJ decided to buy a humble point and shoot to capture his experiences for posterity and for his young son. Much of OJ’s photography is New York-centric: parties, sidewalks, graffiti, dirty nightclubs, all captured with a knowing tone. His eye is in no way jaded, but rather experienced, understanding and at ease. His travel photography reminds the viewer OJ is simultaneously at home and a New Yorker no matter where he is, from the East Village to Cambodia. Living or surviving, in the city or abroad, OJ has a way of telling stories in a humble, lighthearted way. He views the grit and chaos as a language that connects lines and cultures into a unified voice. OJ has shown his work all over New York including Rox Gallery, White Rabbit, Rouge58, Fools Gold Records, Headscapes, and +aRt (540 West 28th St.).
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