Miriam Romais is a New York based curator, editor, photographer and director for En Foco, a non-profit that supports US based photographers of Latino, African, Asian and Native American heritage through exhibitions, grants and publications.
Romais has been a panelist for the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture’s new series, Visually Speaking (covered by C-SPAN, 4/29/13 and 10/1/12), and was a panelist for (Mis)representation: the Under Representation of Non-Whites and Women in the Arts (PhotoPlus Expo, 10/27/12). She has curated for organisations such as Aperture (Mexico + Afuera), Light Work (Tracing Memory), SPE (Interstice), Silverstein Gallery, and En Foco. As editor for En Foco’s Nueva Luz photographic journal, the publication rose to a four-time finalist for a Lucie Award in the support category of “Best Photography Magazine”, and is winner of four IPPIE Awards.
She was co-chair of the 2010 Society for Photographic Education’s National Conference, titled Facing Diversity: Leveling the Playing Field in the Photographic Arts. As a panelist/reviewer, she has served with FotoWeek DC, PhotoNOLA; FotoFest; NYSCA, CPW and others. As an awarded photographer, her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition Americanos: Latino Life in the US.