What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Still Preciosa


robles 0

Omar Z. Robles

Dance photographer Omar Z. Robles returned to his childhood homeland of Puerto Rico in February of 2017 to take pictures of local professional ballet dancers in some of the more iconic views of his childhood. He then returned to his New York City life, considering the project done. Then, of course, in September of 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated his beloved island, and everything changed.

Six months after Hurricane Maria ripped across the island, Robles returned to Puerto Rico, this time photographing dancers surrounded by the island’s continued state of devastation. And though these photographs are hard to look at, through them, Robles brings to light an eye-opening vision of how far Puerto Rico still has to go. But it’s not all devastation. The project is also a beautiful testament to how resilient its people are. His intention for the project, called Puerto Rico, Still Preciosa, was to spread hope and increase awareness. I would say he achieved both those goals.

You can see all of Robles’s gorgeous photos on his website, and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

All images property of Omar Z. Robles.

robles 1robles 2robles 2arobles 3robles 4robles 4arobles 5

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

9 thoughts on “Still Preciosa

  1. OMG. Such beautiful photos. The power of nature… and human resilience.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The photographs are wonderful and very evocative and stirring. It really is despicable that Puerto Rico has not received more assistance than it has.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. These photos are powerful. And beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.