Nuestra Mirada Magazine
Pablo Corral Vega
Susan Mc Grath
Translation from the Spanish
Development of the Nuestra Mirada network
Nuestra Mirada’s administrators
Daniel Caselli (Uruguay), Manuel Ortiz (MÃ©xico), Walter Astrada (Argentina), Santiago Serrano (Ecuador), Adrian PÃ©rez (Argentina), Loup Langton (EUA)
Executive Director, Knight Center for International Media
Knight Center liaison
BelÃ©n Mena, Pablo Corral Vega
Contributors to the Mexico issue
Yolanda Andrade, Laura GonzÃ¡lez, Francisco Mata, Fabrizio MejÃa, Ernesto RamÃrez, Sandra Licona, Daniela Edburg, Josefina Licitra, Eniac Martinez, Monda Photo (Lizeth Arauz, Alfredo Pelcastre, Ernesto RamÃrez y Carlos Aranda), Lourdes Grobet, Pablo LÃ³pez, JosÃ© Carlos Paredes, Patricia Aridjis, Maya Goded, Federico Gama, Dante Busquets, Rodrigo Moya, Susan Flaherty, Janet Jarman, Mario BellatÃn, RaÃºl Tortolero.
To Josefina Licitra, our fantastic Spanish-language editor and one Argentina’s finest writers. To my dear friend Susan McGrath, who is the editor of the English-language version. To my dear friend Andrew Hurley, one of the top translators in the world. To Ted O’Callahan and Kate Macfarlane who spent many hours translating the contents of this issue.
Special thanks to Blanca Juarez and Grace Navarro of Taller Arteluz in Mexico City. They made me feel at home and organized the meetings with the photographers. To Ulises Castellanos and Gerardo Montiel Klint, who helped me navigate the labyrinth of Mexican photography. To Claudi Carreras, the most important promotor of Latin American photography, who is always ready to help and share his knowledge. To Mary Ellen Mark who put me in touch with her friends and colleagues. To Graciela Iturbide, the great master of Mexican photography. To Magali Tercero who introduced me to several writers and helped me with her advice. To Alma Guillermoprieto who is always willing to help and share her wisdom. To Manuel Ortiz and Flavio Vargas GomescÃ¡sseres.
To MarÃa Fernanda Wray, Xocithl Zepeda and Ana Casas. To Felipe De La Torre, Patricia Conde, Jose Antonio Martinez, Livia Corona, Miriam SÃ¡nchez Varela, Eduardo Jimenez Fernadez, Eunice Adorno, Nicola Okin Frioli, Fernando Montiel Klint, JosÃ© Carlo GonzÃ¡lez, Marco Antonio Cruz, Octavio Nava, Alfredo Dominguez, JosÃ© Luis Cuevas, Hermes Quetzalcoatl, Jair Cabrera, RaÃºl Aguilar, Olivia Vivanco, Pablo Navajas, Luis Sandoval, Rafael Gaviria, Ricardo Ramirez, Liliana Velasquez, Gerardo Castillo, Julio CÃ©sar HernÃ¡ndez, and all those who attended the projection sessions at Taller ArteLuz.
Nuestra Mirada exists because of the support of Sanjeev Chaterjee and the Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami. To everyone there, many thanks. To Kim Grinfeder and his students at the University of Miami who helped me build nuestramirada.org. To Lauren Janetos and Trevor Green of the Knight Center. To Daniel Caselli (Uruguay), Manuel Ortiz (Mexico), Santiago Serrano (Ecuador), AdriÃ¡n PÃ©rez (Argentina), Gabriel Osorio (Venezuela), Orlando BarrÃa (Chile), and Walter Astrada (Argentina), administrators of the Nuestra Mirada Network who helped me with their patience and advice and who keep this virtual space functioning day in and day out. To Laureano Solis, who assisted with the programming of this site.
To all the photographers and writers who generously collaborated with us. And to the photojournalists of Nuestra Mirada: they are the inspiration and the reason for this magazine.