David LaChapelle: Nos Ostros. Lka humanidad al borde. Essay by Lilliana Ramos Collado (in Spanish and English). El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, 2011. 75 pp. Large square quarto. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on tile page, 'For ____/Find Beauty Everywhere/David LaChappelle. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Color reproductions.
"David LaChapelle's work is distinguished by its surreal elements, its disturbing sense of humor, amazing realism of his images, his attachment to studio work, and its size exalted. His work has prestigious photography of celebrities, usually presented in unexpected poses, according to many, challenging the usual presentation of good conduct and fashion photography, which often uses themes and emphases that make this medium into something disconcerting. Always including social commentary, both his commercial photography art photography as its feature a full awareness of the photographic medium artificiocidad and serious concerns about prejudice related to racism, immigrant status, the gender and transgender issues, and physical beauty."--Lilliana Ramos Collado