Hello, my name is Roberta Alvarado. I am a Sacramento,California based artist, jewelry designer, and photographer with over 30 years experience. Freebird Arte is my jewelry line and art name. Freebird Arte is also the name I use when I curate art events and/or benefits.
A camera has been my sidekick since I was 14 years old. I entered the workforce as an assignment photographer and darkroom tech at 17. My photography work was often included in the national publication, "The California Wine Press" and "Mom Guess What" and in the award winning Paramount Picture "The Big Short". My eye is for the beauty in simple surroundings and the movement in everyday life with a primary focus on culture throughout the America's.
I am a minimalist traveler and reactive photographer. My current and ongoing project is an exhibit that appreciates Indigenous cultures from North and Central America. My projects include highlighting Dia de los Muertos and Hanal Pixan. The gallery "Layers of Life in Death" gives insight into the Mayan burial practices through one family's experience. My work might be seen as having a dark edge but I see the beauty in life's cycle and see it as celebratory. I find value by recognizing it's fragility in hopes we may embrace the seemingly mundane tasks with intention while observing our global interconnectedness.
I am available for portrait, event, assignment photography. All inquiries welcome. I both sell museum quality prints and license my images.
Feel free contact me.
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