Roberto Sandoval

Roberto Sandoval was born in West Texas and grew up in Los Angeles before coming to New York City on a ballet scholarship to American School of Ballet. Later he studied at the School of Visual Arts to become a photographer. Sandoval is now staff photographer at the Hispanic Society of America. His wife, Sylvia, also a dancer, taught dance in the New York City public schools, working for Teachers and Writers Collaborative. Some of the children she taught in a class in the Bronx are the subjects of these photographs. Sandoval’s photographs range from the natural landscape of the American West and Southwest, to the streets and parks of New York City. His engagement with people in movement is enhanced by his choice of medium—black and white silver gelatin prints.