Jaime Rojo – “Street To Instagram”, 12 x 12, 2013-2014, Archival prints on aluminum.
Jaime Rojo is best known as Editor of Photography at BrooklynStreetArt.com where he has played an important role in the development of a vocabulary of street photography by providing a platform of exposure for hundreds of photographers since co-founding the site in 2008. In addition to publishing approximately15,000 of his own images on BSA and 1,500 on The Huffington Post, Rojo’s ubiquitous coverage of the streets of New York is known daily to 300,000 friends, fans, and followers on BSA’s social media platforms.
“I’ve always thought of myself as a Walt Whitman of street photography,” says Rojo, “one who rides bike and marches the streets of New York in search of beauty the way Whitman wandered across America and actually, Brooklyn as well. Today I get to share those leaves of grass I find immediately with thousands of others and to hear their thoughts and observations on what I found.”
In addition to his images published on dozens of websites, Rojo’s images are published in two books authored with Harrington, Brooklyn Street Art, and Street Art New York (Prestel/Random House) as well as monographs of artists like C215, Jef Aerosol, and Nick Walker and the brand new book Banksy In New York for which he and Harrington wrote the introduction. Print publications include among others Juxtapoz, Graffitti Art, Time Out New York, and Art Magazine. Rojo has shown his fine art photographs in galleries in New York City and Los Angeles and his work has been auctioned at Phillips De Pury. Along with Mr. Harrington, Jaime has written introductions and essays about Street Art for more than a dozen art books and journals and he was recently featured in the HBO documentary “Banksy Does New York”.
Rojo lectures on Street Art at universities and museums including the Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Brooklyn Museum and the New York State Museum and in 2015 will curate a show with Harrington of 11 Street Artists at the Urban Nation Museum opening in Berlin, and travel to England, Norway, and Sweden for related art projects.
In his other career as an interior designer, Rojo’s design work has been published in such periodicals as Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, House and Garden, House Beautiful, and The New York Times.