Photography and Visual Culture
John Mraz is Research Professor at the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico) and National Researcher III. He has published widely in Europe, Latin America, and the United States on the uses of photography, cinema, and video in recounting the histories of Mexico and Cuba. Among his recent books are Photographing the Mexican Revolution: Commitments, Testimonies, Icons (2012); Looking for Mexico: Modern Visual Culture and National Identity (2009); and Nacho López, Mexican Photographer (2003). He directed the award-winning documentaries, Innovating Nicaragua and Made on Rails: A History of the Mexican Railroad Workers. He has also curated international photographic exhibits in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. He was recently a visiting professor at Princeton University.