Christina Arza Unveils Her First Photography Book ‘Slowly, Tenderly

Christina Arza
Image courtesy of Christina Arza

In April 2024, Cuban American photographer Christina Arza will release her highly anticipated debut photography book, slowly, tenderly. This new book encapsulates Arza’s personal and artistic journey and showcases her profound exploration of self-expression through the lens of a camera. The book is accompanied with a letter written by Arden Sherman, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Norton Museum of Art, followed by an in-depth interview between the photographer and Julie Dayer, from the Photo Elysée, Lausanne.

Christina Arza Unveils Her First Photography Book 'Slowly, Tenderly
slowly, tenderly © 2024 Christina Arza

slowly, tenderly is a sensual journey to the warmth of place, body, and love; a journey we all dream of in our own way. Christina Arza softly reminds the viewer of the possibility of slowing down, looking, and experiencing the bliss of everyday life.”

Charles Traub, American photographer & educator

Christina Arza Unveils Her First Photography Book 'Slowly, Tenderly

The book is a testament to Arza’s deep-rooted connection to nature and the human experience. Through a blend of documentary-style imagery and poetic narration, Arza invites the reader on a journey through her life, exploring themes of identity, memory, and the passage of time. slowly, tenderly features carefully curated images selected from Arza’s extensive body of work, each offering a glimpse into her world and inviting viewers to embrace the beauty of simplicity and introspection.

Christina Arza Unveils Her First Photography Book 'Slowly, Tenderly

“Christina’s photos make me feel at home in the world. Her lens has the unique ability to capture the essence of life. I’ve never been more comfortable in front of a camera than with Christina behind it. She’s documented the most memorable moments in my life, transforming them into something timeless.” –Ali Tamposi, American songwriter 

slowly, tenderly
© 2024 Christina Arza
Designed by Christina Arza
Printed & bound in Belgium by die Keure
Photographed on Kodak Portra Film
Scans by The Color House NY

11.7 x 8.5 in. 96 pp, 71 images
ISBN 979-8-218-3189-4
Price $50


Christina Arza, b.1989, is a Cuban American photographer known for her poetic and documentary-style imagery. Born and raised in Miami, FL, Arza’s work is deeply influenced by her Cuban heritage, nature, and the human experience. She holds an MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. 

She co-founded Steadfast, an arts magazine with contributions by artists like KAWS, Ryan McGinley, Austyn Weiner, and others. Arza’s work has been published in magazines such as Billboard, VICE, Rolling Stone, V Magazine, and Vogue. Christina has worked for numerous private commissions, most recently with world-renowned artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. 

©2024 Christina Arza