|Focusing on the Hidden History
--David Gonzalez, NY Times Lens Blog, January 24, 2012
From the Archive: Bronx Street Art
--David Gonzalez, NY Times Lens Blog, August 24, 2009
Revisiting the South Bronx, 35 Millimeters at a Time
--David Gonzalez (voice and photos), NY Times Audio Slideshow, August 19, 2009
Produced by Alexis Mainland, David Gonzalez & Meaghan Looram
Confronting the Photo Industry's Lack of Diversity: an interview with En Foco's Miriam Romais
--Holly Stuart Hughes, Photo District News, June 9, 2009
Estrellas, a conversation with En Foco's artist Rojelio Reyes Rodriguez
--MiApogeo.com, April 16, 2009
The Candid Frame #69: an interview with En Foco's Miriam Romais
--Ibarionex R. Perello, TheCandidFrame.com, March 29, 2009
Infusing Life Through Art: Mi Sangre, an En Foco photography exhibition by Rojelio Reyes Rodriguez
--Lorenzo Dominguez for Examiner.com, March 6, 2009
Photographer Captures Unsung Stars, a NBC interview with Rojelio Reyes Rodriguez and Marisol Díaz from En Foco.
with Lynda Baquero, March 2009
“With the supposed breakthroughs and Obamafication of 21st Century America, one would think that there would be a level playing field for photographers of all races. Yet as a latino, I’m so proud and glad that En Foco is around, offering, in my words, calidad y claridad; the opportunity for these quality photographers to shine and offering clarity of vision for their vocation and art."
--Excerpt from Calidad y Claridad: The Fine Work of En Foco
by Fred Bonilla, photoinduced.com
March 8, 2008
Touring Gallery artists Myra Greene and Sama Alshaibi.
Mujeres on the Move: Miriam Romais and Marisol Diaz help shed light on Latin photographers.
Monica Herrera, Latina Magazine, August 2007.
View Dulce Pinzon's interview on NY1 NEWS, where Dulce and Miriam Romais discuss her series published in Nueva Luz 12#1.
Utne Magazine's "From the Stacks," features Nueva Luz 12#1. 8/24/07
“I was impressed with the commitment of its staff and its long history of helping artists of color. It has done more to promote these artists than many of the larger more established groups. I look forward to continuing our support and helping En Foco reach new milestones in the coming years."
Ben Rodriguez-Cubenas, Program Director,
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
"In the first week it was ‘on the streets’ I received
three contacts from galleries. I am so honored that you have supported
my work and believe in me. Sometimes or maybe even most times –
the (art) world feels very alienating. Yet, with En Foco, I have
found a new family. One that continues to help me develop as a strong
and confidant artist”
Lola Flash, Photographer
(Volume 11#1, 2006)
"Thirty years later En Foco's presence has made a place
in public art for those who are potentially underrepresented and
has insured that good photography doesn´t slip through our
--Excerpt from En Foco Celebrates 30th Years
by Ilana Swerdlin, Afterimage, Issue 33.1
"New Works really started the ball rolling. The award gave me the opportunity to exhibit outside of Texas which gave me leverage and credibility in galleries across the nation. It was also the foundation for my getting tenure at the University of Texas at Arlington. The University published information about the exhibition in their monthly magazine and I received a congraulatory letter from the board of Regants for the Unversity of Texas. I truly believe all of this happened because of the En Foco award. A little bit late but... THANK YOU!"
-- Andrew Ortiz, 2007
was nominated by Utne Magazine for Best of the Alternative Press (2001).
Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, issues a Proclamation
declaring February 23 as "En Foco Day." The Organization
was recognized for being a "vital source of information and
educational opportunities designed to allow culturally diverse photographers
a more prominent position in mainstream American photography
"For over 24 years, En Foco has actively promoted photographers of color according to the profound, simple and revolutionary premise that artists whose work reflected their ethnic roots were developing a unique iconography of high artistic and cultural significance. This premise, preceded 'multiculturalism by two decades, and prepared the way for the recognition that different cultural and ethnic groups make an all-important contribution to the cultural and artistic life of the United States."
Susana Torruella Leval, Fomer Executive Director
El Museo del Barrio, NYC
"Nueva Luz is an indispensable publication, both in presenting the work of photographers and in providing invaluable information to its readers."
Bill Mindlin, Publisher & Editor
"We need more publications such as Nueva Luz, but the economics of this genre of media proves quite difficult, with plenty of examples, both for profit and non-profit, that had to cease publishing. Nueva Luz deserves every penny it earns, receives and generates, and it deserves more..."
Robert C. Buitrón, Photographer and Teacher
University of Minnesota, MN