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Smith Family Photography Collection

Identifier: PICT-2022-011

Scope and Contents

The Smith Family Photography Collection is arranged into series by donating family member and photographer.

Series 1 contains 36 photographs by Miguel Gandert, representing the years 1977-1998; this material has been donated by Andy Smith and Claire Lozier.

Series 2 contains 32 photographs by Miguel Gandert, representing the years 1986-1999; this material has been donated by Arielle Smith.

Series 3 contains 15 photographs by Patrick Nagatani, representing the years 1984-2015; this material has been donated by Arielle Smith.


  • 1984-2015


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publications or distribution.


Andy (Andrew) Smith is a native New Mexican. He trained as a lawyer at UNM and opened his first photography gallery in Old Town, Albuquerque. He has had Santa Fe gallery connections since 1978, moving all of his activity to Santa Fe in 1995. In 2018 he closed the Santa Fe gallery and has moved his business to Tucson, AZ. With his wife Claire Lozier and daughter Arielle J. Smith, the Andrew Smith family has given CSWR a selection of work by photographers with ties to New Mexico and UNM.

Patrick Nagatani (1945-2017) was an American photographer born in Chicago, IL. He received his B.A. from California State Los Angeles (1968) and his MFA from UCLA (1980). He taught art at Loyola Marymount University and the University of New Mexico. Patrick was the subject of multiple solo shows including those at the Japanese American National Museum, University of Michigan Museum of Art, and The Vermont Center for Photography.

Miguel Gandert (1956-) is an Indo-Hispano American photographer, photojournalist, and educator. Miguel was born in Espanola, NM in 1956 and obtained his MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico in 1983. Miguel's work His work has appeared in many national exhibitions including those at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian, the 1993 Whitnet Biennial , and the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico. Gandert lives in Albuquerque, NM.


83 items (2 boxes, 1 folder) : 83 photographic prints ; 8x10", 11x14", and various large prints

Language of Materials



A collection of photographs by Miguel Gandert and Patrick Nagatani from Claire Lozier, Andrew Smith, and Arielle Smith.

Physical Location

B2. Filed with Pictorial Collections and in Oversized drawers.
Finding Aid of the Smith Family Photography Collection
In Progress
Cindy Abel Morris
November 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131