How Art is Born
Episode 1

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Armando Geneyro has been photographing various subcultures in Denver for the past seven years from the local hip-hop scene to cruisers and lowriders. Originally from Lompoc, California, he spent six years in the military after the passing of his father when Armando was 18. Throughout his childhood and time in the military, he used cameras to document his surroundings, but it wasn’t until the rise of Instagram that he started exploring photography as an art form. In the first episode of How Art is Born, he talks to host R. Alan Brooks about imposter syndrome, the power of the Internet for budding artists, not being afraid to fail and pivot focus when necessary, and the challenges of being introverted as a photographer of people.

Links mentioned in this episode:
THEYSHOOTN, Armando’s collective of photographers who host different events that celebrate the people of Denver while also collecting resources for the community.
Brick & Soul, Armando’s exhibition at History Colorado open now through July 30, 2022.
Armando’s website
Follow Armando on Instagram

This episode contains mature language and content.

[Image description: Black and white photo of Armando Geneyro. Armando is sporting a baggy t-shirt, jeans, short haircut, and a camera on a strap around his neck.]
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ABOUT ARMANDO GENEYRO

A local photojournalist who was born and raised in California, Armando Geneyro moved to Denver, where he graduated from Metro State University after studying photojournalism and political science, after serving in the US Air Force. He has documented several Denver subcultures over the past seven years, from the local hip-hop scene to cruisers and lowriders. Geneyro also helped found Theyshootn, a collective of photographers who have hosted different events that have celebrated the people of Denver while also collecting resources for the community. Currently, he spends his time mentoring youth through local art programs and working for Denver Public Schools’ office of Student Equity and Opportunity.

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Instagram: @armando_geneyro
Website: armandogeneyro.com