Born in South America, Oskar Martinez came to New York and has worked as professional photographer for over 20 years. Throughout his career, Oskar’s clients have included such global companies as Chase Bank, Holiday Inn, Xerox Corporation, Seagram’s, Staples, Pfizer, Revlon, L’Oreal and Max Factor, to name a few.
Notable among his projects is the ground-breaking series of black-and-white portraits of more than 30 centenarians (100 year olds) for Genworth Financial. He has also been recognized for his work on the Liminal Observations project, exhibited at The National Arts Club in New York City.
His commercial work has also been the recipient of awards by the Arts Club and the AAF-ADDY. Publications featuring his work include Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Money and The New England Journel of Medicine.
Currently, Oskar is working on a series of urban portraits, depicting the variety and ethnicity of American urban society including The Bus Stop Series, a look at the unheralded American worker. Other highly acclaimed projects have included an exhibition of his artistic interpretations of historical prosthetics from the National Museum of Health and Medicine at the Walker Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.