books, author or contributor to:

Forthcoming:  Critical Eye: A Latino Perspective on the History of Photography.

George MalaveVaret Street Kids:  Photographs by George Malave 1968-69.  Essayist.  New York, 2018.

"Every Picture Tells a Story" in Chuck Ramirez: All This and Heaven Too San Antonio: McNay Museum of Art, 2017.

Essay in Erika Harrsch. Reno: Nevada Museum of Art, 2015 (contributor).

"Mexican girl near Pescadero," in A Generous Medium: Photography at Wellesley, 1972 - 2012. Wellesley, MA: Davis Museum, 2012. Essay on Ansel Adams' photograph of that title. 

Essay in Speed Art: Art 2003-2009. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009 (principal essayist).

A Traves del Cristal, monograph on photographer Yolanda Andrade.  Mexico City: Luz Portatil/Artes de México, 2008. (author)

Lola Alvarez Bravo. New York: Aperture Foundation, 2006. Spanish edition co-published by Turner Libros and the Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico City. (author) 

La Vida Brinca: A Book of Tragaluz Photographs by Bill Wittliff. Austin; University of Texas Press, 2006. (principal essayist)

"In the Space of Time: Ricardo Mazal's La Tumba de la Reina Roja," in Ricardo Mazal: La Tumba de la Reina Roja, from Reality to AbstractionAlbuquerque: Fresco Publications and Santa Fe: Chiaroscuro Gallery, 2004. (author)

“Speed Time,” in Julie Speed: Paintings, Constructions, and Works on Paper. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004, pp. 1-8. Read here.

A Shadow Born of Earth: New Photography in Mexico. New York: American Federation of Arts, Universe Books/Rizzoli, 1993. (principal essayist). See the book here.

"María lzquierdo," in Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century, eds. Waldo Rasmussen, Fatima Bercht and Elizabeth Ferrer. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1993, pp. 116 - 121.  See the book here


Catalogue essays

“Episodes in a History: Mexican Documentary Photography, 1910-2007,” principal essay in Mexican Photographers Today: Facing a World in Transition, Selected Works from the Margolis Foundation, exhibition catalogue, Tucson Museum of Art, 2008.

"In the Land of We: Building Space with Words," essay for a multi-media interactive exhibition, Building_Space_With_Words, curated by Anne Laure Fayard and Aileen Wilson; presented at NYU Poly Wunsch Building, March 2009.  Read essay.

"Alfredo de Stefano: Diálogo con la tierra/A Dialogue with Land," inAlfredo de Stefano: Habitar el Vacio/ Replenishing Emptiness.Mexico City: Centro de la Imagen, 2002. Reprinted in Huesca Imagen: México. Tendencias. Huesca, Spain: Diputación de Huesca, 2004.

"Como un lenguaje/Like a Language I Don't Have to Think About," in Ricardo Mazal: Obras,  1991 - 2000. Monterrey: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, 2000.

"Mariana Yampolsky: Una Mirada Apasionada/An Impassioned Eye," in Mariana Yampolsky: Imagen Memoria/Image-Memory. Mexico City: Centro de la Imagen, 1999

The True Poetry: The Art of María Izquierdo. (editor and chief essayist). New York: Americas  Society, 1997.  See the book here.

"Gerardo Suter," in Gerardo Suter, Geografía de la memoria. Miami: Center for the Fine Arts (now Perez Art Museum, Miami), 1996.

El salon de las cosas perdidas: Guiomar Mesa. Monterrey, Nuevo León: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, 1994.

Co-editor, Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century.  New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1993.

."The World Turned Upside Down: New Work by Luis Cruz Azaceta," in Luis Cruz Azaceta. Monterrey, Nuevo León: Galería Ramis Barquet, 1992.

Through the Path of Echoes. Contemporary Art in Mexico. New York: Independent Curators, Inc., 1990. See the book here.

Terra Firma: Land and Landscape in Art of the 1980s. New York: Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University in the City of New York, 1989. (Reviewed in Artnews magazine, January 1980.



“Pedro Meyer, An Appreciation,” Nueva Luz, vol. 11, no. 3, 2007 (principal essay in special issue dedicated to the photographer).  Read here.

"Dulce Pinzon: The True Story of the Superheroes," Photograph magazine, July-August 2007.  Read here

"Victor Vazquez," essay on leading contemporary Puerto Rican photographer in Art Nexus, Vol 2 no 51, Dec 2003, pp 96-101. 

"New Works," essay on juried photography exhibition, Nueva Luz vol 9 no 3, 2004, pp 36-38.

"Commentary" on three photographers, Nueva Luz, vol 9 no 2, 2003, p 28.

"Mariana Yampolsky," in Voices of Mexico (Mexico, UNAM), no. 61, December 2002.

"Eduardo Munoz," article on Cuban photographer for Artlies (Texas art magazine), spring 2002

"The Artful Traveler: Museo Robert Brady, Artnews, January 1997

"Mariana Yampolsky," Nueva Luz, winter 1996.

"Eugenia Vargas," Art Nexus, July 1995.

"Lola Alvarez Bravo: A Modernist in Mexican Photography," History of Photography (UK), vol 18, no 3, autumn 1994, pp 211-218.