My Vision

Artist’s Statement

It is said that most of us will never write a great novel, but all of us will live one. It is for this reason that I photograph, to capture the ever-changing and infinitely unique pages of the novel of my life. The people and places in my photos also exist in the novels of their lives and the novels of these places and are characters is my novel as I am in theirs. We exist through these novels. I photograph this existence and bear witness to life.


Born in Havana and raised in Chicago and Miami, Ralph Ventura is an attorney and a fine-art and documentary photographer. He has also photographed professionally for many years and served on the board of the Bakehouse Art Complex for four year, two as its vice-president, and is now a resident artist at the Bakehouse.