Jul 6, 2023
Why we’re fascinated: Because the fashion photographer and fine artist sees the miraculous in the mundane, capturing it all with vivid playfulness, as evidenced at her first-ever New York gallery exhibition last June at hotshot dealer Hannah Traore’s Lower East Side gallery. Falquez’s Colombian parents moved her family from Mexico City to Barcelona while Falquez was a kid and whisked her away on road trips and museum visits across Europe. Moving to New York as an adult inspired Falquez to celebrate the hidden gods and goddesses among us by portraying her subjects — usually LGBTQ+ folks and people of color — in portraits evocative of shrines and idols. Falquez outfits her Bushwick studio with hand-painted backgrounds, fresh flowers and thrifted props before each shoot. Keep your eyes on the latest international issues of Vogue for this glossy mag regular until Falquez announces her next show.