Selma Fernández Richter is a visual artist who uses photographs and other materials to explore personal experiences. Photography helped her find a home in Minnesota, and it has given her a way to highlight the concerns faced by others seeking new lives in the United States. Recently, Fernández Richter has been contemplating loss, struggle and resiliency. Her current project utilizes images and texts to illuminate how virtual interest groups support individuals undergoing real-time challenges.

Fernández Richter’s work has been supported by several grants and awards including the McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship and two Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as Centro de la Imagen and the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico City, the New York Academy of Art, and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Her work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas; the Nuevo Leon Center for the Arts in Monterrey, Mexico; and the Manuel Alvarez Bravo Photography Center in Oaxaca, Mexico. A selection of her photographs was featured in the exhibition and book Women behind the lens: 100 years of photographic creation in Mexico, 1910-2010.  

Her clients include: 

UNICEF
Financial Times Deutschland
CNN México
Harvard Business School
Bloomberg Businessweek
Macao Government Tourism Office
Expansión Editorial Group
Ternium México
Metalsa
Alfa Group
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma
Fox Media
Nickelodeon

She is the founder of La Luz Workshops.