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Gerardo Nigenda (Mexico City, 1967 – Oaxaca, 2010) began photographing in 1999 at the age of thirty-two. He used a Yashika pocket camera given to him by North American documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark.

His work has participated in group and one-man shows in Mexico, Spain, the United States, Russia and Ecuador within such showing spaces as the California Museum of Photography, the Manuel Álvarez Bravo Photography Center, the Center for the Image, the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana and the Latin American Department of Social Sciences-Quito, among others. In 2008, his work participated in Spain’s ONCE Foundation Biennial of Contemporary Art II. His work is in the collection of this organization and that of the archives of the Center for the Image.

He gave the Workshop for Non-Visual Perception in different states of Mexico.

Nigenda became blind at age 25.


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