germán herrera


• Production grant awareded by the Mexican Government through the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) for the 2019-2022 period. The project to develop is a re-contextualization of the California missions (Alta and Baja), which is documentary as well as subjectively creative in nature.


• Through a grant from an anonymous foundation in Marin County, the Home Project is now part of the Incubator program of Intersection for the Arts.

It is now possible to make a donation to this project through the fiscal sponsorship program
Intersection for the Arts offers. Your donation would be deeply appreciated.


Audio interview with Germán Herrera 09/19/15.
Conducted by curator Anne Veh, Herrera talks candidly about art and his views on how it connects to spirituality.
This is a project developed under the umbrella of, a remarkable organization.

Works & Conversations No. 30, portfolio.
Commentary by Richard Whittaker.

"Contributing editor Anne Veh brought photographer Germán Herrera to my attention. As sometimes happens, a visit with the artist served to amplify something I’d sensed about his work, but hadn’t confirmed in any way. - Read more


Home exhibit at Gallery Route One

This project is an installation consisting of images and sounds that have taken place within the space I inhabit in the last few years. Also included are memories and conditionings, in visual form.

For more information, click here.


• Solo exhibit at The Spinster Sisters Restaurant,

Aug. 8 to Oct. 2. 401 South A, Street Santa Rosa CA 9540

• The workshop The path as destination (an introduction to non intentional photography) took place in Oaxaca, Mexico during the month of March; it was organized by the Centro Fotográfico Manuel Alvarez Bravo.

Interview by Ramon Nuez

Germán Herrera Discusses What Has Shaped His Photographic Perspective
read more or visit Latinos Behind The Lens

• The limited edition portfolio CUBA 1988 / Porcion de tierra rodeada por agua will be presented at the 2013 CODEX FAIR taking place at the Craneway Pavillion on February 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th, 2013. Please visit us at Malulu Editions.


Manifest, solo show at Smith Andersen North Gallery

Excerpt from Jennifer O'keefe's comment in the gallery's website:

"Suffice it to say, Herrera’s images make visible the world of Spirit, like a series of membranes upon which elements of dreams are impressed. But in the end, what makes these visual metaphors so captivating is their refusal to reveal through the mere act of looking. As with all things new, one has to let go of what is known to gain access."

The show will run from January 12-February 9, 2013.

Reception January 12.

Marin Independent Journal, interview.

Images by San Rafael's Herrera are at once introspective, universal
by Vicki Larson

When a friend invited photographer Germán Herrera to Cuba in 1987, he jumped at the chance, capturing the country's vivid street life in stunning photojournalistic style. It was a welcome change from the commercial photography the then-30-year-old was doing in his native Mexico City.


Then he stopped taking photographs for nearly 11 years. read more

The Path as Destination

An introduction to non-reactive photography.

Is a workshop designed for photographers, artists or anyone interested in learning about themselves through the practice of photography. The idea is to expand our creative capabilities by learning about ourselves. It will be offered in the magical (and full of life) Oaxaca City in Mexico during the month of March 2013. The workshop will be conducted in Spanish.

For more information click here.

AB 25 Collective Memories, an Exhibit. Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, California, USA.

Not Kansas. Show curated by Ann Jastrab, opening Thurs. July 17th, 6:00pm, Rayko Photo Center, in San Francisco-click for directions.

•  Sin and Redemption, at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA July 14 - August 23, 2012.

Curated by Renée de Cossio, this exhibition of works by more than two dozen artists working in painting, sculpture, installation, and photography explores the transformational themes of sin and redemption.

Artists in the exhibition include David Best, Victor Cartagena, Enrique Chagoya, Margaret Chavigny, Kirk Crippens, Donald and Era Farnsworth, Marc Ellen Hamel, Nancy Genn, Tara Gill, Ake Grunditz, Amber Hasselbring, Gérman Herrera, Jeremiah Jenkins, Larry Lippold, Alen MacWeeney, Javier Manrique, Kara Maria, John Martin, Jean Paul Mercado, Claire Pasquier, Christian Peacock, Silvia Poloto, Lewis Watts, and Elena Zolotnitsky.

Four prints acquired by the Harry Ransom Center for their permanent collection, University of Texas, Austin , Texas.

• En Foco/In Focus: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection
Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C. in view through May 16/2012

Light Work's Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery
September 1, 2011- January 31, 2012 
Schine Student Center, 303 University Place, Syracuse, NY 13244
Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer.

• September 2011-Guest lecturer, CCA, Oakand, California.

ReGeneration: Eight Contemporary Photographers Defy the Generation Gap
.Muse Gallery
August 11th though September 18th, 2011
Reception for the artists: Saturday, August 13th, 5:30 to 9 pm
Works by: Janet Delaney, Deborah O'Grady, Germán Herrera, Luis Delgado, Kirk Crippens, Philipp Striebe, Rachel Phillips and Niniane Kelley

August 31st at 6pm. a.Muse gallery presents RayKo Gallery Director Ann Jastrab and a panel of eight contemporary photographers who will discuss current developments in the photography scene and in particular, the idea of a generation gap between established and up-and-coming photographers. The event is open to the public. 614 Alabama Street San Francisco, CA 94110

• Photo SF 2011 -Fort Mason Smith Andersen North Gallery booth.

May 19-May 22, 2011


Before this date the world did not exist.


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