Venice Beach as seen through the reflections of an array of polished plastic. This represents a small portion of the multitude of choices on display for accessorizing our faces and blocking the harmful rays of our closest star.
Jen Bekman Gallery in New York, where he had his debut solo show, Sweet Water, in 2008. Other exhibitions include Mixtape at Jen Bekman Gallery, in 2009; In Search of the Magnificent at the CCNY Art Gallery, in 2009; You Might Find Yourself at the Ice Box at Philadelphia's Crane Arts, in 2008; The Interactive Landscape at Mt. Tremper Arts, in New York, in 2007; and Hey, Hot Shot! Ne Plus Ultra 2007 Annual and Hey, Hot Shot! 2006 Spring Showcase at Jen Bekman Gallery. In 2008, Baguskas was named a PDN 30, one of the top 30 emerging photographers by Photo District News, and was a winner of Magenta's Flash Forward award for emerging photographers. He was also nominated for the KLM Paul Huf Award. In 2007, he was honored as one of four finalists for the Aperture Portfolio Prize, and was a winner of the Ne Plus Ultra, Hey, Hot Shot! Annual. Baguskas' work has been published in Theme, Flash Forward - Emerging Photographers 2008, Culture + Travel, Next American City, Photo Art, Avenue L and Photo District News. Traveling extensively with 4x5 and 6x7 film cameras, Baguskas continues to make photographs based on ideas about modern exploration and travel in the West. Ian has also spent some time in South Korea working on his projects Sansaram, which follows the hiking culture throughout the country, and Haenyo, which documents the dying tradition of the female divers on Jeju Island.