As a young astronomy student, Carlos Rene Pacheco became disenchanted with applied physics and mathematics and exchanged his view through a telescope for a view through a camera lens. This was a transformational experience and he soon reconciled his passion for scientific exploration with his investigation of the photographic medium. Through this filter Pacheco explores issues of memory, technology, science, and photographic archives in his work. In 2011, Pacheco received his BFA with an emphasis in Photography from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and, in 2014, he received his MFA in Photography + Integrated Media from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He has served as an Assistant Professor of Art in the School of Art at Minnesota State University Moorhead in Moorhead, Minnesota where he taught photography from 2015 to 2019. Pacheco continues to exhibit his work nationally and internationally in galleries and museums and has been featured on PetaPixel and HuffPost. He has also had the pleasure of presenting his research at multiple conferences; including, the 2017 South Central chapter Society for Photographic Education conference, the 2018 Northwest chapter SPE conference, and the 2018 Mid-America College Art Association conference.