BORN: May 22, 1950 in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico.
EDUCATION IN PHOTOGRAPHY: 1976-1977 Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N. Y. Languages: Spanish, English and French.
GRANTS: 1994 Recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship to pursue her photographic project on Mexico City. Fellow of the National Endowment for the Culture and the Arts, Mexico City, since 1994. 2000 Recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Culture and the Arts in Mexico to publish the book “Mexican Passion”.
PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE: Has realized several personal projects. Teaches photographic workshops since 1993 and works as a free-lance photographer for editorial books and magazines.
MONOGRAPHIES: Black and White photographs: Los Velos Transparentes, las Transparencias Veladas (1988), Mexican Passion/Pasión Mexicana (2002) and Melodrama barroco (2007). Color photographs: Fragmentos, Visiones paralelas, El color del cristal (2008); has published independently 25 copies of the book ese extraño mundo de las imágenes (2009) and Paris, A Travel Journal, POD (2010), Una mexicana en Paris (2012), first edition of 50 copies.
OTHER ACTIVITIES: From 1988 has been invited by the Society for Photographic Education (Rochester, N. Y.), the International Center of Photography, in New York City; the California Museum of Photography in Riverside, CA and the University of Texas at Austin, to participate in conferences and discussions about the topic of Latin America photography. 1994 Was Artist-in-residence at the Sheldon Arts Center, St. Louis, MO, The Latino Museum, Omaha, Nebraska and at the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N. Y. In 2004 traveled to Las Vegas to photograph some aspects of the American vernacular. In 2009 went to Paris to take photographs in order to make a book about the city, and in 2010 visited India to take photographs in different cities and attend a group show exhibition in Kolkata.
EXHIBITIONS: Has exhibited in numerous one-woman and group shows in Mexico, the United States, Asia and Europe. Her photographs are in the collections of The Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Southeast Museum of Photography and Southwestern and Mexican Photography (Southwest Texas State University), San Marcos, TX and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan, among others.