Unexpected Memories is a compilation of images photographed by the Advance Studies Photography Program led by Desert Pines High School teacher Javier Sanchez. The photographs represent the artists’ relationships with friends, family, and personal/interpersonal spaces. With Unexpected Memories, the artists aim to lure viewers with familiar, everyday images and trigger recollections of autobiographical experiences.
Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Javier Sanchez is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Las Vegas NV. He studied Archeology at Escuela Nacional de Antropologia e Historia before moving to the United States and graduating with degrees in AAA Commercial Photography from CSN College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV, Studio Art from UNLV University Of Nevada Las Vegas, NV (BFA, 2012), MFA Master’s Fine Arts in Studio Art from SUNY University at Buffalo, NY (MFA, 2017), and Master’s in Secondary Education Humanities from GCU Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ (M. Ed. 2021). Sanchez is currently teaching at Desert Pines HS Photography Program in Las Vegas NV. On exhibit at East Las Vegas Library from April 20 through July 9, 2023.