Office: Room 262A
Gandert is a nationally known photographer. His photographs are usually images of New Mexico and its people. You can see some of Miguel's work regarding the pursuit of happiness on the web. His depiction of the yearly pilgrimage of people to the healing earth of Chimayo, N.M., was recently featured at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM. His work appears in his recent collaborative book Nuevo Mexico Profundo: Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland. His artwork was displayed at the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
I photographically document Indo-Hispano culture in the Rio Grande corridor and explore Mestizo cultural identity in the Southwest. These people do not fit any traditionally Western categories of culture.
Qualitative-photography and oral history. I like looking at cultures and letting them tell their stories.
Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Rene Galpi.
Very relaxed. I teach using hands-on experiences: making ads, making film, keeping students involved in the process.
I grew up in New Mexico. I wanted to give something back to the state of my birth.
Spending time with my family; I have two daughters. Taking pictures.
View Miguel Gandert's profile on the Faculty Authors page.