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Steve Yates

Steve Yates

Multilingual published writing with select lectures from on-site research conducted over thirty-one countries as Fulbright Scholar, museum curator, artist to be released in 2 English volumes 2021. Selected work Instagram

Albuquerque-Santa Fe Metropolitan Area

Two volume, thirty-eight multilingual writings with selected lectures assembled in English for the first time as Fulbright Scholar, museum curator, artist, author and editor. Research conducted in various cities throughout thirty countries in Europe, former Soviet Union, Asia and United States. European Editor and her design team creating illustrated print and electronic versions to be available on academic websites and Amazon in 2021.

Three-time Fulbright Scholar, lecturing, writing, conducting original research and curating in USSR, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine and Belarus, 1991, 1995 and 2007. Establishing the formative history of early modern photography internationally across media.

Resident artist scholar with recent site-specific installations and keynote lectures hosted by universities and educational institutions in Bucharest, Kaunas, Moscow; symposia for The Academia Română and National University of Arts, Latvian National Museum of Art and Goethe-Institut Rīga. Oversize digital works acquired by art museums, institutions and private collections worldwide. LinkedIn Experience chronology section and Instagram include published writing, lectures, exhibits and collections.

Published research charting the formative history of proto modern photography from unprecedented avant-garde photographics to pioneering modernists as Paul Strand, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova, László and Lucia Moholy-Nagy, Gustavs Klucis and Valentina Kulagina. Late modern contributions by Robert Rauschenberg, Francisco Infante, Betty Hahn, Joel-Peter Witkin, Aleksandras Macijauskas, Valery and Natasha Cherkashin moving into transdisciplinary directions into the new century.

Founding Curator of Photography, Museum of New Mexico. Thematic retrospectives, interdisciplinary traveling exhibitions, multilingual writings, research awards and lectures globally, collecting over ten thousand acquisitions and gifts for the Museum of Fine Arts 1980-2007.

Doctoral and Master degrees, Ford Foundation Fellowship and art historical studies with preeminent historian Beaumont Newhall, author The History of Photography, founder Photography Department, The Museum of Modern Art. Graduate Assistantships teaching and in the Art Museum with Director, Distinguished Professor Van Deren Coke and Assistant Director Thomas Barrow, University of New Mexico. Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, history of photography and art, Senior Vreeland Award, University of Nebraska. Graduate Assistant for Norman Geske, Founding Director, Sheldon Art Museum.


  • Author of forthcoming readings as Fulbright Scholar, museum curator, artist, lecturer and research (independent)
  • Recent acquisitions by museums, academies, universities, and private collections from installations (Photographic Artist)
  • Five selected site-specific photographic installations (Photographic installations and photographic work)
  • Current work from archive since 1970 (Steve Yates)
  • Forthcoming two English volume essays (Proto modern & contemporary photographic arts, multilingual writings, lectures, exhibitions)


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