Juanita Solano Roa is a Ph.D. candidate at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Her work focuses on the history of photography and modern and contemporary Latin American Art. In 2013, she received her master degree with distinction from the same institution. Prior to moving to NYC, she studied art with emphasis in art history and theory at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Parallel to her studies, she has worked in different editorial and curatorial projects both in Colombia and the US and collaborated with institutions such as MoMA and El Museo del Barrio. She has been awarded with several grants and fellowships, among them the Joan and Stanford Alexander Award from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the Roberta and Richard Huber Fellowship at the Institute of Fine Arts. Her more recent writing has been included in Beyond the Face: New Perspectives on Portraiture (National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C, 2018) and Apuntes sobre la fotografía plástica en América Latina (Fog, Madrid, 2018). She is currently based in New York City, where she collaborates with the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) while completing her doctoral dissertation dedicated to the work of Colombian photographers Melitón Rodríguez and Benjamín de la Calle.