Nueva Luz Photographs: 1985–2011, an exhibit featuring artists published in the past 27 years in En Foco's Nueva Luz photographic journal, will run from January 24 through March 7 in the Barbara Walters Gallery in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center at Sarah Lawrence College. An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, January 24, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
The exhibit will include photography by Max Aguilera-Hellweg, Lola Flash, Frank Gimpaya, Bonnie Portelance, Justine Reyes, and Jane Tam. Each photographer constructs or documents the most important aspects of his or her life and interests. From still lives to portraiture, the importance of these images lies in the sincerity of each photographer's artistic vision.
Gallery hours are as follows: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please contact Janine Ryan at (914) 395-2355.
Since its premier in 1985, Nueva Luz has published nearly 200 artists in 50 issues, highlighting the work of contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of African, Asian, Latino, and Native American heritage. Through En Foco's visual arts programs, which include the Nueva Luz photographic journal, artists are free to explore or reinvent cultural traditions, challenge preconceived notions, and engage audiences in a manner that honors all.
Nueva Luz was awarded two Ippie Awards for Best Photographic Essay in 2011 and 2009 and was a finalist for the Lucie Award's Photography Magazine of the Year from 2007–2009. With beautifully reproduced portfolios by remarkable emerging and established photographers and essays by leading photography curators, critics and authors from around the world, Nueva Luz has emerged as an indispensable resource to the photographic community.