Ruben Natal-San Miguel – Coney Island

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Ruben Natal San Miguel is a force of nature. A true patron of and for the arts, he supports artists not only through collecting, but through his Blog, ArtMostFierce, and his philanthropy to support various causes, most recently for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Ruben’s passion is his beloved city of New York, his neighborhood of Harlem and the people he meets, sees and surrounds himself with. In these waning summer days, when all we can think about is back to school, post-vacation and clinging to what we could have done this summer, I asked Ruben to share his vision of one of my favorite places on earth, Coney Island. Take a look.

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Water Communities in NYC after Huricane Sandy

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This current and ongoing photography series is to demonstrate, celebrate and rejoice the resilience and strength that the New York City water communities are truly known for. Featured here is Coney Island, one of which had an incredible amount of disaster after Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. In a matter of 6 months this ultimate US recreation park managed to rebuild after tremendous efforts and now, is back again. The series is mostly a documentation and celebration of the current state of the Coney Island community. It is also to lure, entice and encourage the viewer to join in by visiting this community that now; it is in need of the public support.

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Ruben Natal-San Miguel –American, (Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico) is an architect, photographer, curator, writer, art collector and consultant who specialize primarily in the art of fine emerging photography. In addition, Ruben is involved with non-profit art organizations such as ACRIA, Printed Matter, Aperture Foundation, AIDS Chicago, Humble Arts Foundation, Photolucida, Visual AIDS, ASMP, En Foco and The Center for Photography at Woodstock NY.

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