Selma Fernandez Richter

Selma Fernandez Richter is a Mexican photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She studied photography at Gris Art Escola Superior de Fotografia in Barcelona, Spain, and holds a degree in Communications from ITESM in Monterrey, Mexico. She has also studied with photographers, curators and editors such as Mary Ellen Mark, Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, David Alan Harvey, Bill Douthitt, Karen Kasmauski, Juan Rodrigo Llaguno, Yolanda Andrade, Laura Gonzalez Flores and Juan Antonio Molina.


Her work has been featured in various exhibitions in places such as Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City, Manuel Alvarez Bravo Photo Center in Oaxaca, Mexico, Fototeca Nacional in Pachuca, Mexico, Nuevo Leon Center for the Arts in Monterrey, Mexico, Tijuana Cultural Center, in Tijuana, Mexico, Mexican Cultural Institute in San Antonio, TX, The Third Place Gallery in Minneapolis, MN, Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, TX, New Orleans Photo Alliance, and the New York Academy of Art, among others.


She recently completed an artist residency in Minneapolis, Minnesota from Forca Noreste, in Mexico, to support her on going project “The Ache for Home” about refugee communities in the Twin Cities. One of her photographs from this series was recently selected for the 2014 Minnesota Biennial organized by the Minnesota Museum of American Art.


Since 2007, Selma has taught and produced photo workshops. She has worked with companies like National Geographic Expeditions, Santa Fe Workshops and she currently works primarily for Photo Xpeditions. Since 2011, she has produced Mary Ellen Mark´s workshops in Oaxaca, Mexico and New York and has assisted her on assignment.