Each month, we aim to feature a different artist on the walls at Mile Wine Company.  Each month, the featured artist will have the opportunity to offer an Artist’s Reception/Art Show, bringing in additional pieces of art that wouldn’t otherwise fit on the walls for display and sale.

The month of November, our featured artist is the very talented photographer Dr. James Sobredo!

Dr. James Sobredo

James Sobredo is an associate professor in the Ethnic Studies Department, Asian American Studies Program at California State University in Sacramento. He has a Ph.D. in Comparative Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.A. in Ancient Greek Philosophy from Bowling Green State University where he worked with Dr. Fred Miller and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Washington where he was mentored by Dr. David Keyt and Dr. Kenneth Clatterbaugh. His photographs and graphics work have been published in The New York TimesAsianWeek, Filipinas Magazine and other newspapers and books.

If he had to do it all over again, he would have gotten a Ph.D. in economics and followed along the path of the Brazilian social documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado, an economist with the World Bank who left his job and now spends a large part of his life photographing and working with disenfranchised, poor people around the world.  A Filipino by birth who speaks Ilonggo, Aklanon and Tagalog, he lives in Stockton (the original Filipino American community in the United States) and in Sausalito where he lives on his sailboat. He is a practitioner of Vipassana Buddhism.

Sobredo is also an avid long-distance hiker, and in 2013 he traveled around the world with a backpack and completed over 1,400  kilometers backpacking and hiking in the Philippines, Cambodia and the Camino de Santiago in Spain and Portugal. He shoots using Canon EOS bodies, a Canon G15 and a Canon 110HS point-and-shoot (the latter broke in a snowstorm with white-out conditions in the Spanish Pyrenees) and lenses from 17-35mm f/2.8, 24-70mm f/2.8L, 70-200 f/4L and 80-200 f/2.8L IS.

*All photographs on this webpage are ©James Sobredo 2017
Contact information: drsobredo”at”gmail.com

Read all about these photographs and more in a photo essay entitled “Through His Camera Lens: Lights, Landscapes and Life Abroad”  by Lu Travels Abroad Blog. 

Lu Travels Abroad is a Blogsite for folks who travel, but especially for those on the fence about travel because of disability or other limitations. Inspired by a summer traveling with family despite a chronic illness, I invite you to join my journey. It is a journey of the soul.