Volunteer Spotlight: Elsy Benitez

Whats your favorite camera & why? 

Currently obsessed with my Yashica T3 which was top of the line in the late 80s. Otherwise, I enjoy shooting with any toy, cheap, or super 8 camera I can find. 

Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

I spent about a year working on a double exposure series in England that included photographic conversations with people in various cities and countries. I shot many rolls of film with various people in mind and then mailed them the film to shoot their exposures over mine. The resulting images were included in an exhibition with other fine art students I was studying with. 

How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

I have been in Bushwick/NY for 3 months. 

How did you get into photography?

Took a class in high school back when everything was mainly analog. I enjoyed working in the darkroom and continued on from there. 

What's your day job?

Contemporary art curator.