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Born in New York City to Cuban parents, Gisela was surrounded by a dichotomy of cultures while harboring a fearless need to express herself. Her obsessive curiosity for the world[...]

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Born in New York City to Cuban parents, Gisela was surrounded by a dichotomy of cultures while harboring
a fearless need to express herself. Her obsessive curiosity for the world at large,and passion for foreign travels enriched and shaped her vision for poetic narratives which is the inspiration for the varied subject matter in Torres's work as a photographer, filmmaker and creative director.

Studying film at The School of Visual Arts in NYC left an indelible mark on her approach to still photography:
the intent of her images is always to tell a story.

Inspired by nature, art, history, culture, religious iconography to name but a few, her work in Fashion, Portraiture, Interiors, Still Life and Moving Image is about transporting the viewer to the physical and imaginary worlds she travels to.


Gisela lectures and leads bespoke photographic workshops on portraiture, style, current exhibitions and permanent collections for The National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers Gallery, The Barbican,
The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Wallace Collection, The BBC, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, DeBeers, J.P. Morgan, The Mellon Bank, Taylor Wessing.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 ShutterHub Retina Festival - Green Sponge Turban - Edinburgh, Scotland
2016 Candid Arts, The Nude Group Show - Ascension Triptych, Beatrice, Xoan -  London
2016 GX Gallery, Editions 16 at The Gherkin - Red Turban, - London
2016 Ravens Art Society Winter Show - Faces of Eve,  Dove/Crow, Ascension Triptych - London
2015 GX Gallery, Contemporary Photography - Red Turban, Green Turban -  London
2014 The Chelsea Flower Fringe Show - short surrealist film screening - I Am Nature -  London
2013 National Portrait Gallery Summer Show - short surrealist film screening -  Cactus Moonlight - London
2012 The Photographer's Gallery The World in London - Panama Portrait - London
2011 Photo London -  Faces of Eve, Seasons of Cy, Dove/Crow - London
2011 National Portrait Gallery Summer Show, Non-Conformists -Harlot, from Faces of Eve series - London
2010 Art Egg Studios Art After Dark, Rebirth and Light - Sacred Heart -  New Orleans
2009 National Portrait Gallery Summer Show, Hidden Talents - Plumb w/Dove - London

AWARDS
2011 Prix de la Photographie, Fine Art Gold Medal Portraiture, Virgin fron the series Faces of Eve - Paris

BOOKS

2016 Paris, Peckham - a photo essay on the Afrocentric styles found in the streets of South London.

2016 Old Soles - a photo-book about worn shoes and the stories they tell.

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