The Benson Latin American Collection

Diana Molina Photograph Collection, 1989-

Descriptive Summary

Creator Molina, Diana
Title Diana Molina Photograph Collection
Dates: 1989-
Abstract Color photographic slides documenting the traditions, social conditions, and imagery of the U.S.-Mexico border region.
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent 120+ color slides
Language English and Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Photographer and writer Diana Molina is a native of El Paso, Texas, and currently resides in New Mexico. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She began photography while abroad in Europe, where she lived for 10 years. Her work has been featured in Elle, Esquire, GQ, Marie Claire, National Geographic Traveler, and Vogue magazines, and has shown at national and international museums.

Scope and Contents Note

Photographic slides from photographer Diana Molina document the traditions, social conditions, and imagery of the U.S.-Mexico border region. The collection is divided into series and described as the slides were acquired by the Benson Collection.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply. All requests for reproduction or publication of images must be made to the photographer.

Index Terms

The Diana Molina Photograph Collection is classified under the following Subject Headings:
Mexican-American Border Region--Social conditions--Pictorial works
Mexican Americans--Social life and customs-Pictorial works
Guadalupe, Our Lady of--Pictorial works
Document Types
Slides (Photographs)

Related Material

The Benson Collection also holds Molina's collection titled "U.S./Mexico Border: El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Chihuahua" (40 slides, c.1995), cataloged at call number SLIDE 260 available in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Diana Molina Photograph Collection, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory


Bendi Photo Graphics Slides, 1989

box folder
1 1 XIX Congreso y Campeonato Nacional Charro, Asociación de Charros de San Antonio, 1-4 September 1989
[30 slides]
890901. San Antonio Escaramuza member - Lorena Andazola
890906. Escaramuza Performance - San Antonio Escaramuza
890908. Escaramuza Performance - El Paso Team
890911. Charro performing roping tricks on horse - Jeraldo Diaz
890914. Paso de la Muerte
890917. Charro with bowing horse - Jeraldo Diaz
890919. Preparations for bullriding
890920. San Antonio Charro in traditional attire - Dr. Raul E. Gaona
890923. President of San Antonio Charros - Socrates Ramirez
890924. San Antonio Charro carrying Mexican flag
890927. Charro with rope - Roberto Gonzalez
890932. Escaramuza performance - San Antonio team
890933. Escaramuza performance - San Antonio team
890935. Individual winner of 1989 competition
890937. Charro entering arena with American flag - David Hernandez
890938. Group of Charros saluting on horses
890940. Young escaramuza and charro mascots
890942. Grandfather and granddaughter
890944. Escaramuza members
890946. Escaramuza member
890949. Charro couple at dance
890970-890976. [Various]
[unnumbered]. Charro rope
Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Fiesta Gardens, Austin, TX
[10 slides]
890501-890504, 890506. UT Grupo de Danza y Artes Folklóricos
890511. Gorditas and taco stand
890513-890515. Car and bike show with participants
890518. Children enjoying festivities
2 Quinceañera, Julia Fraire, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Austin, TX
[20 slides]
890521-890535. Mass and ceremony with godparents, friends, and family
890539-890543. Dance and festivities
3 Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce photographs.
[12 b/w prints]
4 Texas Hispanic Media Conference, 1990.
[12 b/w prints]


La Virgen de Guadalupe

20 slides, acquired in 2005
box folder
1 5 1. East L.A, CA [0303030108]
2. San Antonio, TX [0108081526]
3. Tortuga, NM [0108081522]
4. Tortuga, NM [0001110315]
5. Tortuga, NM [un-numbered]
6. Hillsboro, NM [un-numbered]
7. El Paso, TX [EP 10100206]
8. Tortuga, NM [010306]
9. Basílica, D.F., Mexico [0201280108]
10. Basílica, D.F., Mexico [0108081339]
11. D.F., Mexico [0203020204]
12. Basílica, D.F., Mexico [0108081329]
13. (Juan Diego), D.F., Mexico [0207010127]
14. Zacatecas [0212120222]
15. Zacatecas [0212120220]
16. Unidentified [0203031310]]
17. Unidentified [0203031327]
18. D.F., Mexico [0203030724]
19. Unidentified [0203032029]
20. San Antonio, TX [0310100136]


Seven-String Barbed-Wire Fence

Seven-String Barbed-Wire Fence: The Many Faces of Latino Immigration in the United States is a museum exhibit on the issue of immigration documenting two recent national events, the 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Rides and the Minuteman project, and profiling the lives of Latino migrants in the United States.
box folder
1 6 Seven-String Barbed-Wire Fence, 2003-2005
[20 slides]



box folder
OV 1 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, 2003
[14 contact sheets, 11x14"]