Photographer gives back to Cooper-Young
By Amanda Ball and Barb Elder
The LampLighter would like to thank Guillermo Umbria for repeatedly volunteering his photographic skills in service to the CYCA. His photos of artwork donated to the Art for Art’s Sake Auction were featured on the April LampLighter cover, as well as on page 2 of the same issue.
Guillermo is from the vibrant, metropolitan city of Barcelona, just a few miles south of the French border on the Mediterranean Sea. Guillermo’s childhood inspiration began with his father, a professional photographer and film director. During his career in Barcelona, Guillermo worked as a drafter and photographer at an engineering and architectural firm, studied at three photography institutes, shot the Gaudí Moda Fashion Runway, freelanced as a fashion photographer for modeling agencies, and worked in some of the most reputable photo labs in the city.
Now in Memphis, Guillermo continues to evolve and grow as a photographer. One of Guillermo’s specialties is helping local Memphis artists by producing images of their paintings, sculptures, ceramics, tapestry, and other mediums. His images of artists’ work have been submitted to galleries and competitions across the country, enabling artists to place in contests, books, and museum exhibits. Guillermo also currently serves as an architectural photographer for some of the local architect firms and does the occasional fashion shoot, which is his real passion. Guillermo’s modest studio is located in his home here in Cooper-Young. To see examples of his work, go to guillermoumbria.com.
We are lucky to have a photographer of Guillermo’s caliber giving back to his community. Thank you!