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Chicago, IL

As a storyteller you find yourself in different places, in different situations, and with different people constantly.

My stories started innocently enough in Miami where I was born to wonderful Cuban immigrants. I learned my craft at the University of Florida where I earned a degree in journalism and studied photojournalism and videography. I covered music, local issues, and sports for publications like The Gainesville Sun, Reax magazine, and The Fine Print where I was a contributor when it won Best New Publication from Campus Progress.

My time covering music at UF lead me to traveling the country with local Gainesville band Morningbell after I graduated to shoot a documentary that I'm currently editing. 

To learn more about documentary I worked as the Digital Arts and Publishing Intern at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. I assisted in the producetion and marketing of such books as Iraq | Perspectives, Colors of Confinement, In This Timeless Time, and One Place. In addition, I co-edited the festival program for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.  

I currently find myself newly married and searching for more stories in Chicago. If you have a story or adventure shoot me an email at jmoraphoto@gmail.com

One Place

While Paul Kwilecki (1928–2009) ranks among the most important American documentary photographers of the twentieth century, he is also one of the least well known. The self-taught artist was born and lived his entire life in Bainbridge, Georgia, running the family hardware store, raising a family, and documenting life in his community over the course of four decades, making hundreds of masterful and intimate black-and-white prints. “I know of no single body of images with a reach and resonance to match what Paul did in Decatur County,” says Rankin. One Place includes more than two hundred of Kwilecki’s images as well as selected prose. In a recent interview with CDS digital arts and publishing intern Joel Mora, Rankin gave some insight into Kwilecki’s style and work ethic. 

One Place is published by the Center for Documentary Studies in partnership with the University of North Carolina Press, part of the Documentary Arts and Culture SeriesThe Paul Kwilecki Photographs and Papers Collection is held in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University.

Video edited by Joel Mora.