Xavier Tavera Castro • Studio Art

2 March 2022

Xavier Tavera Castro, Assistant Professor of Art

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In his classes, Xavier Tavera Castro focuses on the story behind the image. His goal is to create photographers who not only take technically beautiful images, but also thoughtful, meaning-rich ones.

“Historically, we have done horrible things with photography. It has been used as a weapon of colonization, it has been used to diminish people, it has been used as a form of surveillance,” he said. “I want students to acknowledge that type of photography, and then tell their own stories…. What do you have to say with the language of photography?”

Profiles in Teaching: Xavier Tavera Castro Uses Photography as a Vehicle for Storytelling

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