© Max Aguilera Hellweg, Boy with Tire, Rio Grande © 1989
© Jane Tam, Untitled, Can I come Home With You? series, 2007.

Nueva Luz Photographs: 1985–2011

January 24 – March 7, 2012
Barbara Walters Gallery
Heimbold Visual Art Center
Sarah Lawrence College
915 Kimball Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708

Featuring:
Max Aguilera–Hellweg
Lola Flash
Frank Gimpaya
Bonnie Portelance
Justine Reyes
Jane Tam

STATEMENT
Nueva Luz Photographs: 1985–2011, features artists published in the past 27 years in En Foco’s Nueva Luz photographic journal. Since its premier in 1985, Nueva Luz has published nearly 200 artists in 49 issues, highlighting the work of contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of African, Asian, Latino, and Native American heritage.

This exhibition includes several photographs from each artist’s series that were published in Nueva Luz. Each photographer constructs or documents the most important aspects of his or her life and interests. From still lives to portraiture, the importance of these images lies in the sincerity of each photographer’s artistic vision.

Nueva Luz was awarded two Ippie Awards for Best Photographic Essay in 2011 and 2009 and was a finalist for the Lucie Award’s Photography Magazine of the Year from 2007–2009. With beautifully reproduced portfolios by remarkable emerging and established photographers, essays by leading photography curators, critics and authors from around the world, Nueva Luz has emerged as an indispensable resource to the photographic community.