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NAME: Renzo Spirit Buffalo  
NATION: Oglala Lakota  
ADDRESS P.O. Box 842 NYC 10024  
DISCIPLINE: Photographer  


Hailing from South Dakota now living and working in New York City, Renzo Spirit Buffalo, has been a member of the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 for more than ten years and has worked in major TV and movie productions including Adrian Lyne's "Unfaithful". He has also been a member of the Screen Actors Guild since 1998. He is the Director of Photography of independent features entitled "Cutter" (Winner 2001 Best Picture in Long Form, Iowa Motion Picture Association) and "Special Breakfast Eggroll: 99¢" (Official Selection 2003 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, Best Comedy Feature 2003 DIY Film Festival, Honorable Mention 2003 Columbus Film Festival) as well as other short films.

Throughout this period, he has continued to pursue his first passion of photography by capturing images of personalities in the fields of art, music and fashion. Spirit Buffalo's photography debut came in the Spring of 1999 with his solo exhibit entitled: "Picture this: A Caramel Universe With Squirming Hot Women Surrounded By Wet Feverish Growling Men," in SoHo, NYC in honor of his Grandmother Celane Not Help Him. In the fall of the same year, Sephora & Vanity Fair teamed up for a group photography exhibit for Sephora’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue, NY, entitled: "Beauty from Within," which included Spirit Buffalo’s work alongside the works of Mary Ellen Mark, Herb Ritts, Francesco Scavullo and other notable photographers. In the spring of 2000, Spirit Buffalo exhibited and curated seven other emerging artists in a photography and art exhibition for a Tribute to the Meat Packing District of NYC and a benefit for the American-Italian Cancer Foundation entitled: "eat your meat" which was housed in an empty live meat locker.

He is currently developing film scripts and is engaged in the production of movie ventures. Among those is an arthouse/documentary film about downtown independent musicians, one of whom is the 2003 Grammy award winner songwriter for Norah Jones. In the Summer of 2003, Spirit Buffalo was awarded a grant by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for his project entitled "ReZervations, USA". This multi-media installation about Indian Reservations is scheduled for exhibit at the American Indian Community House (AICH) Gallery, NYC in the Spring of 2005. "ReZervations, USA" is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts.