Indira is the Director of photography and visual journalism curator at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. She oversees research, editorial selection, acquisition, digital processing, rights management, printed image quality control and digital and analog storage of all photography on exhibit and in the collection at the museum. She also manages the current Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) migration project and serves as Newseum’s spokesperson for all Spanish-speaking media.
She is a frequent speaker and moderator for important conversations about photojournalism issues such as women covering conflict from the front lines, and how photography exhibits are used to talk about topics like food insecurity and the portrayal of women in politics.
Originally from Panama, Indira has been working in the photography field for more than 20 years and has been responsible for the content, quality and integrity of all the photography in 60 Newseum exhibitions that have opened since 2008. Before joining the Newseum, she worked as photo researcher at analogue and online photo licensing agencies in Virginia, a television host and producer in Spain, and an editor for a book publishing company in Panama.