Freya Schiwy is associate professor of media and cultural studies at the University of California, Riverside. Byrt Wammack Weber is an independent artist and media maker, founding director of the Mexican media arts organization Yoochel Kaaj, professor of visual arts at the Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatan, and member of the Sistema Nacional para Cr
"Adjusting the Lens expands earlier notions of indigenous
and/or community-focused video production. With an innovative and
valuable extension of the concept of diaspora, the contributors
link various realms of differently marginalized collective
representation and demonstrate how these realms have influenced
each other. Their work opens new vistas for viewing cultural
politics in Mexico and beyond."
--Laurel C. Smith, University of Oklahoma
"A generation ago, media representations of indigenous Mexican communities were made almost entirely by outsiders. Today, thanks in part to the arrival of newer video technologies and their increasing availability and affordability, these communities commonly produce moving images, made for a variety of audiences and purposes. Schiwy and Wammack Weber's pioneering collection examines the diversity of independent media production both within indigenous Mexico and across international borders."
--Jesse Lerner, Pitzer College