Spanish photographer Janire Najera Discovers Another Side of New Mexico’s Nuclear History

Janire Najera

This week’s local and national art series ¡COLORES! features Spanish photographer Janire Najera and her discoveries of another side of New Mexico’s nuclear history.

Najera is a Spanish photojournalist and curator based between Cardiff (Wales), Bilbao (Basque Country) and Santa Fe. She studied journalism in Madrid and documentary photography at the University of Wales, Newport.

Since graduating, she has undertaken artistic residencies and exhibited internationally. The Spanish and the Welsh Arts Councils have supported the production of her most recent projects in New Mexico and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).

Through her work, she hopes to re-think and develop imagery that questions the histories and environments we belong to. Her documentary practice is concerned with highlighting communities that have been displaced through changing social and economic climates.

For the last five years, she has curated the multidisciplinary art project ‘Ghosts in Armour’ an artistic exploration into the declining of an industry that has shaped parallel cultures across Europe. 

COLORES! is a weekly art series with stories devoted to the creative spirit. This series features local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theatre, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance. ¡COLORES! provides an in-depth look at the inspiration, challenges and processes of a wide range of artists. 

This week’s show also features:

  • Feminist Painter Stephanie Rond & 1950’s Advertising
  • Graffiti Artist Barry McGee & The Institute Of Contemporary Art In Boston
  • Fresh Artists – A Group of Philadelphia Art Teachers

¡COLORES! airs at 9 p.m. Friday, April 11 on Ch. 5.1  and repeats: Sundays at 4:30 p.m. on Ch.9.1.

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