Born in the late 80s, I was raised between metropolitan city of San Juan and the green mountains of Puerto Rico. In 2009 I took a one way plane to California to complete my bachelors. After six years in the Golden State I relocated from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico, following my heart to focus on long-term projects about the underrepresented area of the Caribbean.
Being from a place that is culturally Latin American, but politically an unincorporated territory of the United States, has shaped my interest as a documentary photographer to explore the topics of community and identity. I focus on countering the stereotypical representation of the Caribbean and its people..
My work has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, NPR, and Smithsonian Magazine, among others. I am available for assignments.
Photography is a dialogue. I choose the subtle moments because it is there – in the quietness of time – where a story is also told.