From Loring Knoblauch’s review of “Daniel Handal: Pajaritos” :
There is an elegance to the simplicity of this smart project that makes the images easy to appreciate. Instead of examining each bird with the intention of identifying its oddities and eccentricities, Handal treats each “sitter” with respect, working hard to find the color setting that best supports its uniqueness. The result is a parade of tenderly attentive portraits that bring effervescence to this small gallery space. Each one is a moment of dangerously showing the world your true colors, and declaring with joy and confidence (and some trepidation) how amazing that feels.