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Miguel Gandert (American, 1956- )

Miguel Gandert was born in Española was raised in the northern New Mexico town north of Santa Fe. A photojournalist, he considers himself an Indo-Hispano and has spent the last twenty years documenting this culture; he often has photographed those on the fringes of society, including cholos, bikers, lowriders, boxers, teen-age mothers, and Mexican immigrants. Gandert's publication, Nuevo Mexico Profundo (2000), documents the Rio Grande corridor from northern New Mexico to the Mexican border and includes the annual pilgrimages to Chimayó, New Mexico and historical Matachines dances. He teaches photography at the University of New Mexico and is a recent Fulbright Scholar to Bolivia.
- Barbara Lenihan

Selected Bibliography
Coke, Van Deren, curator. Three Generations of Hispanic Photographers Working in New Mexico, Taos: The Harwood Foundation Museum of the University of New Mexico, 1993.

Yates, Steve. The Essential Landscape. With essays by John B. Jackson. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1985.

Gandert, Miguel. Nuevo Mexico Profundo. Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2000.


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