Graciela Iturbide

She began her studies at the University Center for Film Studies at UNAM. Later she was assistant to Manuel Alvarez Bravo, discovering within the camera her means for creative expression. Her works are oriented at capturing the reality of indigenous peoples of Mexico, where her portraits of the Seri Indians, her work on Juchitan's women and fascinating essay on birds have been acclaimed. Among his many awards is the prestigious International Photography Prize from the Swedish Hasselblad Foundation (2008), the Photographic Biennale awarded by National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City (1980), the Mois de la Photo in Paris (1988) and the International Grand Hokkaido Prize (Japan, 1990). Her work is part of important public and private collections.

For more information, see:

http://www.exposicionesmapfrearte.com/gracielaiturbide
http://www.arte-mexico.com/lopezquiroga/GracielaIturbide/index.htm


Cristina García Rodero

Studied painting at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and later entered photography at the School of Applied Arts and Crafts. Since 1974 she has researched and photographed Spain's regional festivities. Her book Hidden Spain won the award for Best Book of Photography at the Les Rencontres Internacionales de la Photographie festival in Arles. Especially relevant are his works on voodoo rituals in the Caribbean, whose exhibition was presented at the Venice Biennale in 2001. An Agence Vu member for 15 years and a Magnum Photos staff member since 2005. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world.

For more information, see:

http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/essay/between-heaven-and-earth
http://www.magnumphotos.com/Archive/C.aspx?VP=XSpecific_MAG


Juan Antonio Molina

Art critic and independent curator of Cuban origin, is an art historian from the University of Havana. He was a researcher and curator of the National Fototeca Cuba and Wilfredo Lam Center. Organized the Heresies: Iconography of Pedro Meyer (Mexico, 2008) exhibition, as well as the Flagrant Presence: Marcos López and Rubén Ortiz Torres exhibition (Mexico, 2009), both at the center of the image facility. He has taught several courses and lectures at universities and cultural centers in several countries. During the past 15 years has been dedicated to art criticism and research on contemporary photography.

For more information, see:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKpv_IM3J2Y
http://www.pedromeyer.com/curators/curadores.html


Inna Payán

Mexican film producer, studied Communication at the Autonomous Metropolitan University. From 1997 to 2004 he served as Director of the Department of Communication at Argos Theater, producing, among others: La Habitación Azul (The Blue Room), (La Hija del Caníbal) The Cannibal's Daughter; Vivir Mata (Living Kills); Crónica de un desayuno (Chronicle of a breakfast); Historias del desencanto (Stories of disenchantment); Fuera del cielo (Outside of heaven), and Ladies' Night. Since 2005 holds the Production Director post at Miravista Mexico, Disney Interactive Media Group. Independently produced: Hidalgo: the untold story of Antonio Serrano, The golden cage, happened in one day and Juana's golden hair. Currently is developing a project on the monarch butterfly with Disney.

For more information, see:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1156085
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/payan-inna/37/465/37a


Martha Sosa

Is one of the most successful Mexican film promoters. She worked as a reporter and founded the first cultural television newscast, which earned her and the Today in Culture, team the National Journalism Award. Two of his productions, Amores Perros and Presunto Culpable (Presumed Guilty) have received multiple awards on the international circuit and have been among the most successful at the box office. She is the producer of films like: Por la libre (Dust to Dust), nicotina (nicotine) and Los que se quedan (the ones that remain). Currently leading the project Cinema Volador, which produces 3D movie content for children and young Mexicans.

For more information, see:

http://www.pepper.com.mx/amoresperros/prensa/produccion.html
http://www.imdb.to/MarthaSosa
@marthasosa


José Kuri

He earned his BS on economics in Mexico and a master's from Columbia University in New York. In 1999, he opened, alongside Monica Manzutto, the Kurimanzutto gallery. Aimed at promoting the work of a generation of artists from Mexico City who lack a fixed working space, thus creating a new gallery model for the XXI. Kurimanzutto has quickly gained international recognition and was recently included in the International Art Galleries as one of the most influential in this century. In addition, the gallery has a Documentation Centre of Contemporary Art at the disposal of students and researchers.

For more information, see:

http://www.kurimanzutto.com
http://mexartdb.com/#/galerias/kurimanzutto
http://nuevastendencias.wordpress.com/la-galeria-kurimanzutto


Ryuichi Yahagi

Originally from Kawasaki, Japan, Yahagi is a renowned sculptor who has dabbled in photography and painting. Resides in Mexico since 2010 and is a graduate of Art and Design graduate from the National School of Plastic Arts. He has presented thirteen solo exhibitions at several locations in Mexico, Japan and Serbia, as well as 14 group exhibitions, which include "Sculptural Brotherhoods Mexico-Japan", " Paricutin volcano land Arts Festival ", "Two Sun Countries", and the organization of the exhibition of Olmec culture in Japan. Currently a researcher at the Institute of Fine Arts at the Universidad Veracruzana, and teaches courses and workshops on illustration, anime and manga.

For more information, see:

http://crystaljungle.wordpress.com/ryuichi-yahagi/
http://www.culturaveracruz.ivec.gob.mx/portal%20ivec/artistas/index.asp?id=81
https://www.uv.mx/artes/noticias/ryuichi-yahagi-y-sus-flores-cotidianas


Agustín Furnari

It is one of the most internationally renowned documentary filmmakers and a prestigious workshop leader, researcher, writer and cultural promoter. He has participated eleven times as a juror in international festivals in Spain, Chile, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guatemala and Mexico. He's a writer, producer and director of numerous documentaries and president of the Asociación ProDocumentales Cine y TV, where a group of professional photographers and filmmakers in Latin America promote the diffusion, production and exhibition of documentary films, audio and / or photography. Also, he is president of the Centro Ayahue. Espacios de Acción Cultural. He currently teaches Film Criticism at the University of San Sebastian, in the headquarters of Puerto Montt, Chile.

For more information, see:

http://www.ayahue.org/
http://es.linkedin.com/pub/agustin-furnari/27/20b/41
https://es-la.facebook.com/agustin.furnari