About the Book
This is Book 1 of 2 for the Feb. 2011 trip to the Dominican Republic. Included is the local Santiago Carnival, which took place in a Museum parking lot, as well as a tour of a chocolate plantation and factory.
Cathy Immordino grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis where she was exposed to the arts at an early age. Around the age of five, she was gifted a Polaroid instant camera to help occupy her time as her bones healed from a destructive car accident. That was when Cathy developed a keen eye for the arts and noticed the world around her differently. It wasn’t until after a career as an entertainer that Cathy considered her photography as more than just a hobby. In 2008, her first assignments were to photograph the nightlife of Los Angeles at places like the Playboy Mansion and stadiums turned into massive raves. Cathy grew out of photographing the nightlife as soon as she discovered fine art and the possibilities of digital manipulation. In 2009, Cathy began exhibiting her work in galleries and online exhibitions. Shortly after, she gained recognition from the International Photography Awards. As an emerging photographer, she is one of 160 L. A. photographers to be featured in MOPLA.