A one-day workshop focusing on current trends in Latin American and Spanish photography and featuring three renowned photographers and one internationally acclaimed curator will take place at New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (located at 53 Washington Square South) on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public; for further information call 212.998.3650 or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc. It will be in English and Spanish (with simultaneous translation into English).
Featured photographers Alberto García-Alix (Spain), Maya Goded (Mexico), and Alessandra Sanguinetti (Argentina) will participate in lectures, audiovisual presentations, and a roundtable discussion, moderated by Patricia Mendoza (Mexico). An informal reception at 6 p.m. will conclude the event, which also marks the closing of Goded’s exhibition, “The Neighborhood of Solitude: Prostitutes of Mexico City.”
García-Alix is the winner of the 1999 National Photography Prize of Spain. He is the foremost photographer to emerge from Spain’s “La Movida,” the post-Franco era of free, and often flamboyant, individual expression. He is the publisher of the cultural journal, El Canto de la Tripulación.
Goded is the recipient of this year’s prestigious W. Eugene Smith Fund Award for her work with prostitutes in La Merced, a downtown neighborhood of Mexico City and her hometown. Her photographic essay, “The Neighborhood of Solitude: Prostitutes of Mexico City,” earned her an award from the International Center for Photography in New York.
Sanguinetti received the 2001 Hasselblad Foundation grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000. Widely exhibited and published, she is best known for “Sweet Expectations,” a series of portraits of children on the cusp of puberty; “The Sixth Day,” which focuses on the symbiotic relationship among farmers, their animals, and the land; and her most recent project, “The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of Dreams,” a five-year study of two Argentine cousins as they mature into adults.
Mendoza is the founder and former director of Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. She has organized numerous photography colloquia and projects and is currently promoting the Bienal Internacional de Fotografía. She is the author of many articles and texts on photography and also works as an independent curator.