Miguel Gandert

Indo-Hispano Rituals

November 24 - December 20, 2000

Miguel Gandert new book is titled, Nuevo México Profundo: Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland, published by UNM Press. The stunning volume contains 130 black and white photographs depicting the sacred and secular rituals practiced by Indian and Hispanic people living along the upper Rio Grande Valley, from the Cuidad Juárez/El Paso, Texas region, to Taos, New Mexico. Text for the book was written by Enrique R. Lamadrid, Ramón A. Gutiérrez, Lucy R. Lippard, and Chris Wilson. The exhibit continues through December 20, 2000.

Miguel Gandert was born in Española in 1956, a descendant of Spanish settlers of Mora, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado. Raised in Santa Fe, he began photographing the people around him in 1968, earning an MA in photography at the University of New Mexico. For the last twenty years Gandert has photographed the social rituals, people, and landscape of his native New Mexico. Gandert's many national and international exhibitions over the years include shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian in 1990. Gandert is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico.

Teresa Gutiérrez, Juárez, Mexico, 1992

Linda Elena, Talpa, NM, 1995

Abuela, Picuris, 1996

Guadalupana del Alma, Tortugas, 1996

Vuelta de La Malinche, Alcalde, 1996

Monarca y Su Malinche, Alcalde, 1996

Eduardo y La Virgen, Alameda, 1997

Orgullo del Matchin Alcalde, NM 1995

Alegria De Los Matachines, Picuris, 1996

Los Comanches y Sus Cautivos, Los Griegos, 1997

Matachines de Nochebuena, Picuris, 1993