J. Picturing Culture: Photographs as a Tool for Intercultural Understanding

March 15, 2019

In this age of the often-staggering amounts of information offered by the internet, we must constantly examine the potential tools for understanding the complexity of the world. This course will explore how we can use photography and a visual narrative to explore and educate in order to create better cultural understanding.

During this workshop, we will examine potential tools, including the media, libraries, and archives as well as new technology such as AI, to create better ways to use images and facilitate better intercultural storytelling.

Miguel Gandert

Miguel Gandert is a distinguished professor of Journalism and Communication at the University of New Mexico. Miguel is also a nationally well known photographer and has been making powerful images of various aspects of contemporary Hispanic culture in New Mexico for over 20 years. His work deals with Hispanic rituals, family life, and gang life in a manner that is denied to most other photographers. His work qualifies as both art and documentary. His publications with the Museum of New Mexico Press include Hermanitos Comanchitos: Indo-Hispano Rituals of Captivity and Redemption and Nuevo México Profundo: Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland.