About Werner Segarra
Segarra, of Puerto Rican and German descent, completed his formal studies in photography at the Art Institute of Philadelphia in 1995. During his youth, he lived in different countries throughout Europe and Saudi Arabia, an experience that provided him with a multicultural sensibility that can be appreciated in his work. He moved back to Puerto Rico where he started working as a full time commercial photographer and at the same time rediscovered his roots. He currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, and has a very successful career with an extensive roaster of high profile clients. He also has a second home in the remote town of Huasabas, Mexico, location that provided him with the inspiration for his first formal Art Photography exhibition “Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo”. His keen eye for detail and composition, his mastery of light and technique plus his superb taste and respect for cultural idiosyncrasy has helped him develop a unique visual vocabulary. Extremely proud of his Puerto Rican roots, his latest work, “Mi Herencia” is a celebration of the richness of the Island’s coffee industry tradition, family values, mourning and religion.
Segarra has exhibited individually at Gebert Contemporary Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, PhotoLA, Los Angeles CA. and Petrus Gallery, PR. He has also participated in collective exhibitions at Chiaroscuro Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Phoenix Art Museum INFOCUS, Phoenix, AZ and Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum, Phoenix, AZ. His work has been reviewed by such important art publications as Be-Art and Art Premium.