MIRASOL ESTRADA ON FALLING IN LOVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHY AND BRINGING PHOTO CONSERVATION TO FAMILY ARCHIVES

Mexican photo conservator Mirasol Estrada has established her practice between her hometown, Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico and the United States, preserving and rescuing photo collections not only for some of the world’s leading archives and museums but also for private collectors and family archives, helping them to safeguard their treasured photo memories. Interested in bringing the knowledge she acquired during her time studying and working abroad back to her country, Estrada not only offers her very specialized skills to the general public, she is constantly sharing this knowledge with peers…

THOUGHTS ON DRAWING: AN INTERVIEW WITH DULCE CHACÓN

Dulce Chacón is a visual artist and illustrator currently living and working in Mexico City. In 1998, she graduated with a B.A. in Visual Arts from the Faculty of Arts and Design (UNAM) in Mexico City. Upon graduation, she became a member of the artistic collective Atletico, active between 1998 and 2003 in Mexico City. As an independent artist, Chacón’s work has been exhibited in various national and international venues, most recently in the Bienal Tlatelolca in Mexico City; the Manila Biennale in Manila, Philippines and at the Wadsworth Atheneum…

Above and Under the Surface: An Interview with Conservator Rosina Herrera

“A picture is worth a thousand words” takes a special meaning when your work is identifying the secrets behind the images produced since the discovery of pre-photographic methods of capturing light on sensitive surfaces. To explain how a photo conservator approaches, determines and preserves the stories that a picture can hide above and under the surface we interviewed Rosina Herrera. She is a Spanish photo conservator with training from institutions that steward some of the world’s most important and oldest photo archives, including the George Eastman Museum (GEM) in Rochester,…