Friday, April 18, 2014
My new 232 page book about artists along the US-Mexican border will be published in Frankfurt, Germany, on May 6th by Edition Faust.
For this project I documented the cultural activities in what used to be some of the world's most dangerous cities along the US-Mexican border.
I photographed 180 artists and art supporters along the entire 2000 miles long divide to show the vibrant cultural side of a region that is usually portrayed by the international media with the sole focus on violent crime.
The book has 180 photographs, the texts are in German and Spanish. The introduction was written by New York based journalist Claudia Steinberg.
With Texts by Claudia Bodin, Orfa Alarcon, Dolores Dorantes, Rogelio Guedea, Yuri Herrera and David Toscana.
On the cover: photographer and activist Raechel Running at the border in Agua Prieta, Mexico.
Friday, March 28, 2014
The BBC published some of my portraits of my project 'La Frontera: artists along the US Mexican border' on their NEWS in Pictures today: http://www.bbc.com/news/
These artists from the border are featured: Libre Gutierrez /Tijuana, Efren De La Cruz /Mexicali,Alonso Delgadillo /Tijuana, Humberto Ramirez/Reynosa, Anna Cruz /Ciudad Juarez, Jellyfish Colectivo / Ciudad Juarez, Pablo Llana / Tijuana, Patricia Ruiz Bayon /Matamoros, Monica Lozano / Ciudad Juarez, Raechel Running / Aqua Prieta, Siki Carpio /Tijuana, and Tochirock Gallegos, Reynosa.— with Libre Gutierrez, Efren De La Cruz, Alonso Delgadillo, Humberto Jimenez, Anna Cruz,Jellyfish Colectivo, Pablo Llana, Siki Carpio,Tochiro Gallegos Fotografía, Tochirock Gallegos,Raechel Running and Monica Lozano.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
To raise new funds for my La Frontera project I am working on a 16x20" portfolio edition with Carl Saytor, owner of Luxlab in Lower Manhattan.
The portfolio (only 15 portfolio boxes will be sold) was curated by Julie Grahame and it will be available soon !!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
I am just back from Tijuana, Mexico, where I held a great 4 day photography workshop at TJs most prestigious La Caja Galeria. Besides talking photography in the classroom at the gallery I had my very talented students shoot pictures in Playas de Tijuana for 2 days, and here are the results, edited down by me to 4-6 images per student, whom I will leave anonymous for now :)
This was the flyer for the workshop:
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Images from my LA FRONTERA project appeared in last Sundays art section of The New York Times and on NYTimes.com:
Monday, December 16, 2013
I received the award for my long term project LA FRONTERA: Artists along the US Mexican Border.
Links to my project: