Nueva Luz Study Center


Nueva Luz Study Center is En Foco’s hub for information about its rich history.  It includes access to the digital database programming to make these resources accessible to a wide array of people.

  • All Nueva Luz magazines, from 1985 to the present, are digitized and searchable by artist, writer, and curator. 
  • Info on over 400 artists, writers and curators with vibrant voices and distinct points of view who have been featured in Nueva Luz
  • Exhibitions, commissions, and programs activate the archives as a resource.


The roster of artists who have been published in Nueva Luz is impressive.  It’s a window to changing concerns, methods and ways of working. For many artists, appearing on its pages marked a pivotal point, offering artistic validation and a platform to amplify their voices. 

Each issue includes editorials that connect to the time as well as essays about themes and artists by guest curators and writers. From 1997 to 2009 the “Critical Mass” section sets the context with additional commentary, information on En Foco’s exhibitions as well as listings for opportunities and exhibitions. 

Mentorship issues bring back previous photographers to present their work and be commentators.

Fellowship Issues present the work of emerging Photography Fellows in the spring issue from 2017 to the present. 

Use the links below to access artists, curators, and essayists. 

Artist Ángel Añazco. Photograph by Emily Lipson.


Curator Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz. Photograph by Chris Edwards, courtesy of McColl Center.

Nueva Luz Archive



En Foco Archives & Nueva Luz Study Center is supported in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, The Mellon Foundation, The Joy of Giving Something, Inc., New York Community Trust Mosaic Network & Fund, the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Aguado-Pavlick Arts Fund.
Digitization is made possible with the generous support of the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.