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sara g. umemoto       

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3rd PLACE WINNER:  words, words, words Competition
sara g. umemoto
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artist statement

I have two areas of interest: straight photography and processed photography aka photo manipulation to produce Digital Imaging. It's important for me to have a good collection of photos for I use my stock in new digital composites. When I saw the call of Art Scene Today "Words, Words, Words" I reviewed my wide stock and I chose the most appropriate photos to participate in this competition.


Born in 1965 and raised in Mexico City. I am a self-taught digital artist and photographer who since childhood was interested in visual expression. My first stage of artistic training was drawing and painting during the period 1980-1985 at an art academy. 
Later in 1995, I was graduated with diploma in graphic design BA. I moved to Japan in 1996. Since 2000 I began to produce a collection of digital photography and I started to participate in competitions with my works of digital imaging.
In 2006 there was a hiatus on my digital imaging activity because I wanted to learn photo journal, so I became member of a dutch project called Woophy (World of Photography), an international photo community with monthly competitions for aficionados. In the month of June I was featured as Amateur Photographer wining the First Prize. At Woophy I learned a lot about documentary photography, the jurors some of them are renowned photographers-, virtually they were my teachers.
From 2007 to 2009 I built a more professional portfolio of digital imaging using my photo collection. I won competitions in this area with my works and since then I've been participating in some group shows. Finally, in this year 2009 I published my first book of digital imaging.