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Spotlight Talk: John Dyer

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“She drove up by herself in her little red hatchback and parked in front of my studio. I had gotten a call from Mas Magazine, a magazine devoted to Latino culture and lifestyle. They wanted a cover and main spread profiling this young Texas singer who was starting to make a name for herself in the world of Tejano music. I had heard of Selena but I didn’t know very much about her and certainly had no idea of what was to come.”

– John Dyer, photographer


Who is the man behind the camera? And how did he so clearly capture the energy of an icon like Selena?

Photographer John Dyer

Join us as we explore the answers to these questions and more with photographer, writer, and director John Dyer. Get an up-close look at the story behind the photos included in Selena Forever/Siempre Selena, as well as the fascinating career that led John to that photoshoot in Texas. Register to receive updates straight to your inbox, or watch the discussion on Facebook Live the day of the event.


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John Dyer, Selena, 1992. Digital print on panel, Courtesy of the artist.

Selena Forever/Siempre Selena was organized for the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, by Kate Carey, Head of Education.