Nueva Luz is an ongoing art publication that addresses social and cultural issues at the fore of photography, with a particular emphasis on narratives from artists of color. Nueva Luz was by En Foco in 1985. From its inception, the publication’s mission was to advance the professional status of contemporary photographers of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Each issue contains images from important photographers and essays from writers, artists, and critics, serving as a record of cultural trailblazers who helped to establish a much-needed narrative about artists of color working in the discipline of photography.
Nueva Luz, 23.1: The Fellowship Issue features the work of the ten 2019 En Foco Fellowship award winners: Damarys Alvarez, Melanie Gonzalez, Jerry Lim, Ruben Ramirez, Roger Richardson, Tiffany Smith, Aaron R Turner, Virginia Inés Vergara, Derick Whitson, and D’Angelo Lovell Williams.
Nueva Luz, Vol 22.2: The Queer Issue, chronicles the photography of queer artists of color, and engages with contemporary ideas of queerness. The issue features the works of Mickalene Thomas, Ka-ManTse, Derick Whitson, María José, and Gabriel Martinez.
The issue was curated by En Foco’s Artist Director, Oscar Justin Rivera and includes a profile on prolific documentary photographer Luis Carle, and an OP-ED article by Stephanie Lindquist, Director of BronxArtSpace.