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  • NUEVA LUZ Editorial photographic journal volume 13:3 Maria Fernanda Hubeaut Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 1 Rania Matar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 211 Luis Delgado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 1221 Tarrah Krajnak & Wilka Roig . . . .page 2229 Miriam Romais Commentary by Sharon Mizota . . .page 3036 Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 37 Intercambio by Deborah Willis . . . .page 3841 Critical Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 42 Advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 4344 In NUEVA LUZ STAFF BOARD OF DIRECTORS a few months En Foco will celebrate 35 years of excellence. Nueva Luz, one of its hijas, Sidney Baumgarten, Secretary Editors turns 25. Those are substantial numbers, and if it weren't for the young and spirited team Julio Bellber Miriam Romais Mark Brown Daniel Schmeichler that runs the show, one might think the organization is growing 'old'. The truth is that the Frank Gimpaya, Chair Production Designer organization is in the midst of a rebirth and it all feels pretty new. The founders were onto Luis Rodriguez,Treasurer Olga Omelchenko something when they gave a name to their magazine: New Light perpetually. Miriam Romais Advertising Marisol Daz More than anything, this promises to be a year of big change. The country's economic fiasco BOARD OF ADVISORS Translator Nadema Agard is a harsh reality. We cannot claim to be untouched, and there will be quite a bit of revising Patricia Fernndez Terry Boddie taking place in order to adapt. In the end, it will make us sharper and like our name, in focus. Leenda Bonilla EN FOCO STAFF Elizabeth Ferrer Upcoming activities include an international photography competition celebrating En Executive Director Ricky Flores Miriam Romais Foco's 35th anniversary, the shift to an online submission process, and we have our next Mary Anne Holley Program Director Portfolio Review Sessions scheduled for June. Jeff Hoone Marisol Daz Nitza Luna And if you are wondering about a party... plans are underway for some serious summer Program Assistant Marysol Nieves Janine Ryan Bonnie Portelance celebrating. Sign up for our newsletter at and don't miss a thing! Intern Sophie Rivera Ashley Cox Orville Robertson Mel Rosenthal Graphic Design Ariel Shanberg Nita Le Beuford Smith Co-Founder and PRINTING Director Emeritus Dentro de unos meses, En Foco celebrar 35 aos de excelencia. Nueva Luz, una de sus hijas, Charles Biasiny-Rivera Eastwood Litho, Inc. Original Design 315/437-2626 cumple 25. Son nmeros importantes y, si no fuera por el equipo joven y enrgico que saca & Concept todo esto adelante, podra pensarse que la organizacin es vieja. En realidad, En Foco est DISTRIBUTORS Frank Gimpaya inmersa en un proceso de renacimiento que hace que todo parezca bastante nuevo. Ubiquity Distributors, Inc. 718/789-3137 Sus fundadores no andaban descaminados cuando bautizaron la revista Nueva Luz Armadillo & Co. siempre nueva. 800/499-7674 Ms que nada, ste promete ser un ao de grandes cambios. El desastre econmico que est viviendo el pas es una dura realidad. No podemos evitar que nos afecte, y habr que hacer C o p y r i g h t 2009 by En Foco, Inc. (ISSN 0887-5855) alguna que otra revisin para adaptarse. Al final, supondr una mejora en calidad y, como All Rights Reserved 718/931-9311 1738 Hone Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 indica el nombre, en foco. Nuestras prximas actividades incluyen un concurso de fotografa internacional en celebracin de los 35 aos de En Foco y la transicin a un proceso de presentacin de prop- Nueva Luz is published three times per year by En Foco, a non-profit organization supporting fine art and documentary photographers uestas por internet. Adems, en junio de este ao tendremos nuestras prximas Sesiones de of diverse cultures, primarily U.S. residents of Latino, African and Evaluacin de Portafolios. Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific. Y si se estn preguntando si va a haber fiesta de cumpleaos ya se estn planeando cele- Nueva Luz is made possible through subscriptions, our Print Collectors Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New braciones para este verano. Suscrbanse a nuestro boletn de noticias en y York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department no se pierda nada! of Cultural Affairs. En Foco is also funded in part by the Carnegie Corporation of NY, Bronx Council on the Arts and JP Morgan Chase, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Daniele Agostino Derossi Foundation,, Lowepro, Bogen, Archival Methods, Fuji Miriam Romais, Editor Film, Print File and the many En Foco members and friends. Nueva Luz will make accommodations under ADA guidelines for those needing large print. Cover: Tarrah Krajnak & Wilka Roig, Aftermath 14, Aftermath series, 2008. Archival pigment print, 13.5x21quot; 1 Nueva Luz
  • Rania Matar Rania Matar, Refugee ID Card, Bourj El Barajneh Refugee Camp, Beirut. The Forgotten People series, 2005. Archival pigment print, 24x36 Artist Statement quot;I grew up in Lebanon during the civil war. After living in the US for almost twenty years, I started photo- graphing the aftermath of Lebanons war which led me to the Shatila Palestinian refugee camp, a five-minute drive from cosmopolitan Beirut. Shocked by the conditions people were living in, I started photographing the numerous refugee camps around Leban