Since 1997, Rebecca has been a fine art and commercial photographer based in Central Florida. Now, she specializes in one of the earliest photographic methods, the historic wet-plate collodion process. This process is known for its hand-worked qualities, giving the artist a unique ability to improvise and explore forms, moods, light, and shadow. Rebecca has been a professor of digital media at the College of Central Florida.
She is currently producing a long-term project, Bodies of Water, funded by the Puffin Foundation, Citrus County Historical Society, College of Central Florida Foundation and community partnership with the Franklin Anderson Gallery of Arts. This traveling exhibition aims to draw attention to the need for water preservation and protection.
Rebecca was born and raised in Puerto Rico. When her family moved to Miami, Florida, she began her apprenticeship in photography and darkroom techniques. Rebecca studied photography, music composition, and clarinet at Bennington College in Vermont, where she earned a Bachelor of Art. She studied with the virtuoso clarinetist and composer Harold Seletsky, enhancing her classical training. She continued her education at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, receiving a Master of Fine Arts with a photography concentration. During her graduate studies she learned the collodion wet-plate process from Mark Osterman, Photographic Processes Historian of the George Eastman Museum and artist France Scully Osterman.
About The Artist
Photo by: Mark Osterman, 2012.