Nick Tauro Jr. is a photographer and self-publisher from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Photography © Jesse Tatum

1. In your opinion what is the role of a museum?

A museum should be a place of discovery, of contemplation and of inspiration. It should be aspirational yet approachable. It should be affordable to the masses.

2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?

I usually try to visit The Metropolitan Museum when I’m in New York City, it’s a treasure trove. I love The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, especially the long, lonely journey to get there. And I really value The Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, AZ, especially for their photo book library.

3.How important are social networks in your business? And which platform do you prefer and why.

I see social media as a necessary evil. I use Facebook for timely information on galleries, museums, performances and musical events. I use Instagram to share my own work in progress and to get inspired by other artists. I stay away from Twitter like the plague.

4.To create greater engagement among museums, artists and professionals, do you have any advice for cultural projects such as #MuseumWeek?

Free events for the public, accessibility for marginalized and under-served audiences. Casual public forums for conversations between artists, curators and the public. More exhibition opportunities for emerging artists.

Interview by Fabio Pariante, journalist


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Nick Tauro Jr. is a photographer and self-publisher based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. He is a founding member of the Latent Image Collective, a group of photographers from all over the world and in 2014 he was invited to participate in the famous Rogue Film School of director Werner Herzog.

In 2015 Tauro was a guest of the De Liceiras 18 space in Porto, Portugal, and in July 2016 he exhibited in the Contemporary Gallery in Albuquerque. His works have been exhibited around the world and published in the most important photography magazines.