| M.A., University of New Mexico, 1983
Office: Room 262A
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.
- Gandert, Miguel with Enrique R. Lamadrid (2003). Hermanitos
Comanchitos: Indo-Hispano Rituals of Captivity and Redemption, University of New Mexico Press.
- Gandert, Miguel (2000). Nuevo
México Profundo: Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland, Museum
of New Mexico Press.
- Gandert, Miguel (1996). The
Pilgrimage to Chimayo: Contemporary Portrait of a Living Tradition, Editor/Photographer/Researcher,
New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities.
- Gandert, Miguel (1996). Upper
Rio Grande Hispano Farms Study, Photographer/ Researcher,
National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Gandert, Miguel. "VSJ/Scenes
from an Urban Chicano Experience," West Lafayette, Indiana,
Purdue University, Exhibition.
and oral history. I like looking at cultures and letting them tell
Favorite Photographers: Cartier-Bresson,
Robert Frank, Rene Galpi.
Teaching Style: Very
relaxed. I teach using hands-on experiences: making ads, making film,
keeping students involved in the process.
Favorite Classes: Photojournalism.
Why UNM?: I
grew up in New Mexico. I wanted to give something back to the state
of my birth.
Spare Time: Spending
time with my family; I have two daughters. Taking pictures.