Griselda San Martin
ICP (International Center of Photography)
New York, NY, USA
Griselda San Martin is a Spanish documentary photographer and visual journalist based in New York City and Tijuana, Mexico. In June 2015 she graduated from the the Documentary photography program at the ICP in New York and also holds an an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Colorado (2013) and an MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona.
For the past four years she has been documenting the U.S.- Mexico border, staying most of the time in Tijuana, a community that has been a victim of Mexico's drug war and has been plagued by poverty, crime and violence. Her long term projects delve into issues of immigration, deportation, modern slavery and human rights violations, all of which are equally a cause and a consequence of the challenging daily life on the border. She is also examining community building that makes up for a lack of effective social government policy. In particular she has focused on the phenomenon of growing non-catholic groups in the area such as Christian churches founded by deportees, convert Muslim women, and Santa Muerte (Saint Death) worshipers.
Her work explores transnational issues and focuses on concepts of identity and belonging. She is interested in in-depth stories that transcend borders and cultures and challenge popular assumptions and dominant media discourses.
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
- Video capture
- Video editing