About Miriam Romais
Miriam Romais is a New York-based, Brazilian-American photographer and curator. She is a 2016 recipient of an individual artist grant from Saratoga Arts/NY State Council on the Arts, and her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the Smithsonian Institution, El Museo del Barrio, the Museum of the City of New York, and Field Museum in Chicago, among many others. Her work has been featured in several publications, including Americanos: Latino Life in the United States (Little Brown & Co, 1999), Taproot: The Magazine for Makers, Doers, and Dreamers, and Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Guide to Motorcycling Excellence: Skills, Knowledge and Strategies for Riding Right (Whitehorse Press, 2005).
As a panelist, reviewer and workshop leader, Romais has worked with numerous organizations, including the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NYS Council on the Arts, NYFA, and FotoFest. She has curated exhibitions at En Foco (NY), Aperture (NY), Light Work (Syracuse, NY), and Society for Photographic Education (Cleveland, OH), among others. She previously served as Executive Director for En Foco, a non-profit that supports US based photographers of Latino, African, Asian, and Native American heritage. During her tenure as editor of 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 won four IPPIE Awards.