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.

Don Gregorio Anton, Chicano photographer, based in northern California    Good website:

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  A selection of images by Bernal can be found here:

Phil Dante was a Puerto Rican photographer active in NY in the 1970s.  Little information exists on his work but see

Jack Delano, historic American photographer who worked in Puerto Rico.  No individual website but several books have been published.  See,, and

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.co

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. 

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

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

Felix Gonzalez Torres - pioneering Cuban American neo-conceptual artist; photography played a key role in the realization of his projects.  See and

Gory: Cuban-born photographer, based in Miami, creates surrealistic images on varied themes.  Good website; see  Also see

Anthony Hernandez: long-time photographer based in Los Angeles.  No individual website but see, and

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

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:

Juan Sanchez - major and influential Puerto Rican artist but not well represented on the Internet.  See,, and

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:

Victor Vazquez: Influential contemporary Puerto Rican photographer, among the firt to work with non-traditional approaches and staged imagery.  See, as well as my essay,

Other sources for information

En Foco, the New York based photographers; organization
An interesting article about En Foco can be found here:
For information about En Foco's permanent collection:

Early Chicano photography of the civil rights era can be found at  A fascinating site containing the photogrpahs of numerous photographers can be found at



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