Javier Román-Nieves is a puertorrican artist that loves nature. Among many other things (he’s also a writer and a citizen scientist) Román takes pictures of puertorrican fauna, especially birds. Last April, we had the opportunity to see just a few of his pictures. They put into perspective that we are living in an island; birds from as far away as Alaska stop here to mate. His work speaks volumes of what has been known for a century and a half: species evolve; and islands are perfect places to show this.
Students from 10th and 12th grade saw some of his pictures. They also participated in a conversation with the artist (he spent time with them totally free of charge).
Javier’s work can be accessed through social media. His instagram account is @starsbirdsandcities.
He’s also involved in the publication of his book, Sounds of Watching. The following video tells the story of how the project has been in development for the last two years: