NYU Department of Photography & Imaging
Quetzal Maucci is an Argentinian and Peruvian American photographer. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from The Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She primarily works with medium format cameras and is interested in documentary photography, human rights, and activism. Quetzal was raised in San Francisco and by the age of 18 she had moved house at least twenty times, travelling and living in various places in California, South America, and Europe. Being raised by two mothers who were involved in immigrant reformation and activism spurred her interest in social and environmental issues at a young age. By the age of 21, Quetzal had worked for Condé Nast publications as a photography assistant, worked on a feature documentary, and was accepted into the New York Times Lens Blog Portfolio Review. And at 22,The New York Times published her long-term photography project, ‘Children of Immigrants’, in the Sunday Newspaper. Currently, Quetzal is based in London and works as a photography assistant at Comic Relief and freelances.
Activist and mother Lucrecia Bermudez at the International Workers' Day March in San Francisco, California. She is seen holding up a sign opposing the ongoing struggle of gentrification and evictions in the Mission district, 2014
Peruvian native and great grandmother 'Nela' Manuela Garcia in her home in San Francisco, California, 2014