Lectures and Conferences

Ride or Die: Miguel Luciano in conversation with Elizabeth Ferrer. Latin American Forum, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, November 17, 2017.

"First Encounters: Latino Photographers at the First Colloquium of Latin American Photography," at Latino Art Now, IUPLR Fifth Biennial Conference, Smithsonian Latino Center, held at the University of Illinois, Chicago, April 9, 2016.

Lecture on Manuel Alvarez Bravo in the Wittliff Collections, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, September 8, 2013.  The lecture was given in conjunction with two exhibitions: Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Mexico Lindo, with 100 images by 49 photographers.

Panelist in conjunction with the exhibition, En Foco/In Focus at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 28, 2013. Other panelists included Miriam Romais, Executive Director, En Foco; and photographers Luis Delgado and German Herrera.

Moderator, Mal d'Archive: Collect, study, preserve, reflect, on preserving bodies of photography out of the cultural mainstream at Aljira, center for contemporary art, Newark, NJ, July 10, 2012. Panelists included Miriam Romais, Executive Director, En Foco; Brendan Wattenberg, Director of Exhibitions, Walthers Collection, New York; and Deborah Willis, distinguished historian and curator of photography, New York.  Read En Foco's blog post on the subject here.  Read transcript of my remarks here

Moderator, A conversation with photographers Graciela Iturbide and Martin Weber, sponsored by En Foco and the Lucie Foundation, at Splashlight Studios, New York, October 24, 2010.  Read En Foco's blog post on the subject here.

Presentation on historic Latino photographers in the U.S. in the panel, Latino Photographers Today, part of the national conference Latino Art Now! The New Wave/La Nueva Ola, Plaza de la Raza, Los Angeles, November 2010

Lecture on photographer Lola Alvarez Bravo at Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, April 2008. 

Lecture on Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide at the SheldonMemorial Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, October 2007; forthcoming, Naples Museum of Art, November 2008.

Presentation on Modernist Mexican Photography and the Legacy of Women Photographers at the symposium “Camera Culture Out of Mexico,” the Smithsonian Institution and the Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, D. C., November 3, 2007.

Lecture on photographer Mariana Yampolsky, UBS Art Gallery, New York, May 2007 (also see curatorial projects).

Lecture on the Mexican photographer Lola Alvarez Bravo at the Aperture Gallery, New York, September 2006 (also see curatorial projects).

Week-long seminar on career development for young photographers, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, fall 2005. 

Book presentation, Ricardo Mazal: La Tumba de la Reina Roja, from Reality to Abstraction, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, January 2005.

Course on the history of 20th-century photography in Mexico, Taller de la Luz, Oaxaca, Mexico, summer 2003.

"Manuel Alvarez Bravo and His Influence," lecture to accompany retrospective exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1997.

V Coloquio Latinoamericano de Fotografía, panel discussion, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, 1996.

"Latin American Photography: Image, Memory, and Representation," panel discussion, El Museo del Barrio, New York, 1996.

"La Frontera/The Border," moderator for panel discussion on contemporary art about the Mexico - U. S. border experience, Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase, New York, 1994.

"New Photography in Mexico," sponsored by EnFoco, New York, at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1994. Subsequent presentation at the Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY at Purchase, 1995.

"What Constitutes Latin American Art?," panel discussion, The Vera List Center of Arts & Politics, New School for Social Research, New York, 1993.

"Post Modernism on Mexico's Terms," paper delivered at symposium, "Post Modern/ Most Mexican?: Critical Issues in Mexican Art of the 1980s," University of Texas at Austin, 1990.

Have also presented numerous lectures and gallery talks in conjunction with exhibitions I have curated at museums and galleries throughout the United States and in Mexico.


Other Professional Activities

Juror, PhotoLucida, 2016

Juror, The Fence, annual summer outdoor photographic exhibition sponsored by Photoville, Brooklyn.  

Juror, Arts for Transit program, MTA, New York, and Public Art for Public Schools, Department of Education, New York, 2014 and 2015

Nominator, Prix Pictet, the global award in photography, 2013 and 2014.  

Portfolio reviewer, New York Portfolio review sponsored by the New York Times, 2013 and 2015.

Panelist, Scholastic painting awards, NY,  2013

Portfolio reviewer, Photo Espana photography conference, San Jose, Costa Rica, November 2012.

Panelist, Smack Mellon artist residency program, Brooklyn, 2012

Panelist, Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn BID public artist project selection, 2011.

Panelist, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, 2009

Portfolio review, PhotoLucida, Portland, OR, and En Foco, New York, 2008. 2008, 2009

Chair, Visual Arts Committee, Camargo Foundation (artist residency program in Cassis, France), 2007 - 2012; committee member, 2003 - 2007. 

Advisor, Friends of Oaxacan Folk, New York, 2008 - present.

Advisor, En Foco, New York, 2005 - present. 

Member, Board of Trustees, Mano a Mano, New York, 2007 - 07.

Juror, New Works award, En Fco, New York, 2003-04.

Advisor, Chiapas Photography Project, Mexico, 2002-2005

Chair, Alfred Barr Publication Award selection committee, College Art Association, 2001-02.  Committee member, 1999-2000.

Juror, Texas Photographic Society Annual National Competition, 2001.

Juror, US/Mexico Fund for Culture Grants, Rockefeller Foundation, Monterrey, NL, Mexico, 1998; New York, 1999

Member, Exhibitions Committee, Independent Curators Inc, NY, 1997-2000

Portfolio Reviewer, FotoFest, Houston, TX 1993, 1998, 2000.

Portfolio Reviewer, Coloquio de Fotografia Latinoamericana, Mexico City, 1996