New York, NY, United States
Before becoming a documentary photographer, Cinthya Santos-Briones studied anthropology and Ethnohistory, which led her to work as a researcher in different institutions in Mexico, focused on the study of indigenous and rural communities.
She was twice a fellow of the State Fund for Culture and the Arts of México. She is co-author of the book "The Indigenous Worldview and its Representations in Textiles of the Nahua community of Santa Ana Tzacuala, Hidalgo”. Cinthya has published and broadcasted her work in media as well in books and magazines in Mexico, Spain and the United States, related with issues of migration, textiles and shamanism.
Her work as a photographer is centered on community, migration, gender, identity and the struggle for human rights. Cinthya is a recent graduate of the Visual Journalism And Documentary Practice Program at the Internacional Center Of Photography in New York City. In the autumn of 2016 she received a fellowship granted by the Magnum Foundation and En Foco fellowship 2017.
Cinthya has worked in pro immigrant organizations in New York as a community catalyst and organizer.
2016 - Magnum Foundation Fellowship, 2017 - En Foco Fellowship