In April 2010 I lectured on the absence of Latino photographers in standard histories of American photography.  Eventually, I plan to add more information about this topic to the site.  In the meantime, here is a list of photographers I discussed and key reference sources for each:

Mario Algaze, among the first Cuban-American photographers, based in Miami.  http://www.marioalgaze.com/#intro

Don Gregorio Anton, Chicano photographer, based in northern California    Good website:  www.dongregorioanton.com

Louis Carlos Bernal is one of the most important figures in Chicano art history; unfortunately, little is available about this photographer on the Internet. The only publication devoted to his work is http://www.farmworkermovement.us/gallery/index.php?cat=30.  A selection of images by Bernal can be found here: http://www.sparcmurals.org/sparcone/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=322&Itemid=156&limit=1&limitstart=3

Phil Dante was a Puerto Rican photographer active in NY in the 1970s.  Little information exists on his work but see http://www.enfoco.org/index.php/photographers/photographer/dante_phil/

Jack Delano, historic American photographer who worked in Puerto Rico.  No individual website but several books have been published.  See http://www.mocp.org/collections/permanent/delano_jack.php, http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/oralhistory/delano65.htm, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Delano

Frank Espada is a lesser-known Puerto Rican photographer who deserves much greater recognition; he was among the first Puerto Rican photographers at work in New York.  Go to www.frankespada.cohttp://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=30592m.

Harry Gamboa, Pioneering Chicano artist based in Los Angeles who has worked with a range of media; photography is an important component of his practice.   www.harrygamboajr.com 

Anthony Goicolea, Cuban-American, Brooklyn-based photographer known for his stunning, staged images relating to gender, youth, and the environment.  See www.anthonygoicolea.com

Ken Gonzalez Day, considered to be a member of the post-Chicano generation of artists; uses photography as a powerful conceptual tool.  Information at www.kengonzalezday.com

Felix Gonzalez Torres - pioneering Cuban American neo-conceptual artist; photography played a key role in the realization of his projects.  See http://bombsite.com/issues/51/articles/1847 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%A9lix_Gonz%C3%A1lez-Torres

Gory: Cuban-born photographer, based in Miami, creates surrealistic images on varied themes.  Good website; see www.fotogory.com.  Also see http://www.artscenecal.com/ArticlesFile/Archive/Articles2003/Articles0303/GoryA.html

Anthony Hernandez: long-time photographer based in Los Angeles.  No individual website but see http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=30592, and http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/collections/collection-online/show-full/piece/?search=Rome%20%2317&page=&f=Title&object=2000.125

Maria Martinez Canas - Cuban-American photographer with a now long career and distinguished body of work.  Extensive bibliography and information on artist's website:  www.mariamartinez-canas.com

Ana Mendieta: Pioneering Cuban American artist.  Information about her work is easily found on the Internet.

Delilah Montoya: Chicana photographer ased in Arizona and Texas.

Abelardo Morrell:  Leading photogapher in the U.S.; Cuban-American, now based in Boston and exhibits internationally.  Extensive information and bibliography on artist's website:  www.abelardomorell.com

Juan Sanchez - major and influential Puerto Rican artist but not well represented on the Internet.  See http://www.unm.edu/~TAMARIND/bios/sanchezbio.html, http://www.unm.edu/~TAMARIND/bios/sanchezbio.html, and http://www.unm.edu/~TAMARIND/bios/sanchezbio.html

Kathy Vargas     No individual website but this Wikipedia entry has a brief bibliography, including the catalogue published by the McNay Museum, San Antonio, that is the standard reference on her work: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Vargas

Victor Vazquez: Influential contemporary Puerto Rican photographer, among the firt to work with non-traditional approaches and staged imagery.  See http://schneidergallerychicago.com/section/40326_Victor_V_zquez.html, as well as my essay,http://www.victorvazquezpr.com/pdf/Vazquez_VictorVazquez_Eng.pdf

Other sources for information

En Foco, the New York based photographers; organization     www.enfoco.org
An interesting article about En Foco can be found here: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/24/archive-3/
For information about En Foco's permanent collection: http://www.moma.org/learn/resources/latino_survey/en_foco

Early Chicano photography of the civil rights era can be found at http://www.reuther.wayne.edu/taxonomy/term/17.  A fascinating site containing the photogrpahs of numerous photographers can be found at http://www.farmworkermovement.us/gallery/index.php?cat=30.

 

 

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