Artist Statement 

    As I look at humans beings I noticed that we have more in common with one another than most would expect. Its like we are living out similar stories being expressed through the faces of a different cultures. What is culture?  A way of life, behaviors, beliefs, values, symbols, a collective acceptance that is passed generationally through imitation & communication.  Culture guides the way we think, speak, feel, hear, see, and how we experience nature and the world around us. It effects the way we treat each other and our Mother Planet Earth.  In culture I see beauty, color, class, movement, mannerisms, union, division, but most of all Humans. Through the medium of photography & film I want capture all the magnificent things culture consist of, but at the same time strip away & transcend culture so that us Humans can see those similar stories that may be hidden by culture. For us to see ourselves as one planet, one people, one culture. One Love. -Anthony Basil Rodriguez