Jean Solar: Ciudad Sin Fin / Endless City

March 21, 2019

Jean Solar is a Chilean-born artist working in photography and a UArts Digital Photography Certificate candidate. His current project documents “unscenic” views of city life, poetically framing daily encounters and moments of alienation.

Ciudad sin fin / Endless City is a series of images that use digital photography to make a record of the less visible and seemingly unpicturesque. Solar traverses the urban landscape by dérive—experimental wandering—tuning his aesthetic sensitivity to overlooked scenes and chance incidents. The resultant black and white photographs are high contrast images of mundane social spaces, voyeuristic photographs of strangers, and moody representations of architecture, light, shadows, and weather. These photographs are indexes of ordinary life—stolen moments that reveal the subtleties and subjectivities of contemporary urban experience.


Digital Photography Certificate Capstone Exhibition
April 1-May 17, 2019
Reception: Wednesday, April 10 | 5PM - 6:30PM

Exhibition is free and open to the public.

College of Critical & Professional Studies Gallery
Terra Hall, Floor 9
211. S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215 717 6006 |
Weekdays 9AM - 5PM