I teach art/design history at Syracuse University. I make photographs and films. En inglés y español.


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Cleaning the Ministry of Public Education and Health, Rio de Janeiro, 2014

Style never dies #VivaMexico (Hubo que meter tres para que nos contaran uno)

Memorial of Latin America, Library

Oscar Niemeyer, Sao Paulo, 1989

Damián Ortega, Fútbol Neoconcreto, 2003

Galería de Historia (Museo del Caracol), Chapultepec, Cd. de México, 1960 (Foto de Luis M. Castañeda, 2009).

Lance Wyman, Olympic postage stamps for Mexico ‘68.

The radiating and colorful lines that extend from the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, at top, and which surround the stadium at the University City of UNAM in Mexico City, below it, provide more than a graphic connection between these two sites. They also refer to the connection established between the pre-Hispanic site and the modernist building between October 11 and October 12, 1968 as part of the events that surrounded the Mexico ‘68 Olympics. The night of October 11, the Olympic torch was spectacularly received in Teotihuacan after traveling through many parts of Europe and Mexico. The following day, the torch reached the UNAM stadium and was greeted in the midst of a ceremony that commemorated the inauguration of the Olympics. In Alberto Isaac’s Olimpíada en México, the torch’s journey is captured beautifully in film. Watch it here:


mayumi miyawaki.

the blue box house.

tokyo, japan.

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Escuela de Medicina de la Ciudad Universitaria (UNAM), México DF 1958 

Arqs. Roberto Alvarez Espinosa, Pedro Ramírez Vásquez, y Ramón Torres 

Foto. Guillermo Zamora

School of Medicine, Cuidad Universitaria (UNAM), Mexico City 1958


Fábrica Automex, Av. Paseo Tolocan, Estado de México 1964 

Arqs. Ricardo Legorreta, Noé Castro, Ramiro Alatorre, Carlos Hernández y Mathias Goeritz

Foto. Kati Horna

Automex Factory, Toluca, State of Mexico, Mexico 1964


Entrada al Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández, Violeta # 31, esq. 11 de Abril, Col. Guerrero, Cuauhtémoc, México DF 1968 

Arqs. Agustín Hernández, Gonzolo E Arenas, Alejandro Martos Lizárraga y Héctor Bressa

Entrance to the Ballet Folklórico de México, Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City 1968

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Cover of my forthcoming book, Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). Coming Nov. 2014.

This book is generously funded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Read more about it here:

Robert Heinecken, Surrealism on TV, 1986


Vista lateral, Hospital General de Tampico (IMSS) Boulevard Adolfo López Mateos, Cd. Madero (Tampico), Tamaulipas, México 1967 

Arqs. Enrique Yáñez y Alvaro Yáñez

A minute and thirty five seconds with Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass (2012) at LACMA, Los Angeles.

Untitled, Teotihuacan, 2009

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