Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Miguel Gandert was born in Española was raised in the northern New Mexico town north of Santa Fe. A photojournalist, he considers himself an Indo-Hispano and has spent the last twenty years documenting this culture; he often has photographed those on the fringes of society, including cholos, bikers, lowriders, boxers, teen-age mothers, and Mexican immigrants. Gandert's publication, Nuevo Mexico Profundo (2000), documents the Rio Grande corridor from northern New Mexico to the Mexican border and includes the annual pilgrimages to Chimayó, New Mexico and historical Matachines dances. He teaches photography at the University of New Mexico and is a recent Fulbright Scholar to Bolivia.