Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Dr. Haig David-West
PORTALES — An exhibition featuring the photography of Lourdes Delgado is on display in the Runnels Galley in the Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University through Sept. 20. Titled "Jazz in New York: A Community of Visions," the works visually portray Ms. Delgado's concept that jazz musicians work and live with a healthy balance as creative individuals and social beings. She captures the multicultural dimension of New York City's jazz community and illustrates how that dimension exemplifies a democracy that works. The exhibition is in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, and is open free to the general public.
Born in Barcelona, Ms. Delgado relocated to New York City in 1994 after a sojourn in Buenos Aires. She holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and studied in the fiction program at the Liliana Hecker Workshop in Argentina. She studied photography at New School University and School of Visual Arts, both in New York City.
Ms Delgado has worked variously in artificial intelligence investigation, computer software analysis and programming, and Spanish textbooks editing. Since 1999, she has devoted her energies to freelance photography. She has since won several awards and was nominated for the Best Jazz Photographer of the Year Award in 2004.
Her work has appeared in such jazz magazines as Downbeat, Jazzlz, and Modern Drummer, in addition to general issue publications like GQ, Elle, Newsweek, People, Book, Woman, L'Espresso and the Sunday magazine of the Spanish newspapers El País, ABC, and La Vanguardia. She has photographed celebrities including Sen. Hilary Rodham Clinton, George Soros, John Irving, Viggo Mortensen, and Antonio Banderas, and is visible on the Washington scene.
The general public is invited to a reception for the artist in Runnels Gallery at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23. It will be followed by a slide lecture by the artist in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building at 7 p.m., where ENMU's High Winds Jazztet, led by professor Chris Beaty, will also perform.
For further information, please contact Dr. Haig David-West, department chair and professor of art, at 505.562.2778.