Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
After completing my undergraduate degree in Advertising Communications in Santo Domingo, I continued my studies in Milan, where I studied fashion and still life photography, while doing freelance work and assisting commercial photographers. After coming back to Dominican Republic, I got into documentary photography by chance when I volunteered as an interpreter for the 2008 Somos Foto workshop in Santo Domingo. Over the following years, I started attending photojournalism courses, like the Missouri Photo Workshop. I finally decided to leave advertising photography behind and spend time documenting stories and people’s daily lives. I was awarded the Fulbright scholarship for my Master’s in Journalism (Photojournalism) at the University of Missouri. After completing the program, I returned to my country to keep telling stories through images, working as a documentary filmmaker and freelance photographer/videographer for clients like The New York Times, Associated Press, Al Jazeera America, NPR, Human Rights Watch and others.
As a fixer, I've worked on stories with journalists for Al Jazeera America, University of Nebraska Lincoln and the New York Review of Books. My work included finding the subjects, speaking to officials, and also interpreting (from Spanish to English and vice versa) during interviews with them.
In 2013, I got the grant FONPROCINE to produce my first feature-length documentary film, "Nana", which premiered at the Havana Film Festival in 2015 and traveled around the festival circuit through 2016. In 2017 I once again got the grant FONPROCINE to produce my second feature, "Santo Domingo Waltz" (work in progress).
2013 - FONPROCINE, 2011 - Fulbright, 2017 - FONPROCINE
- Breaking news
- Video capture
Germéne Julien, 83, survived the 1937 Massacre of Haitians on the border with Dominican Republic. On assignment for NPR.
Rene Perez, of Puerto Rico's band Calle 13, performs during a concert at the Presidente Festival at the Olympic Stadium in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
Friends and relatives attend a wake for the late Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday in their native Dominican Republic. The country, whose roads are among the world's most dangerous, has now lost four current or former major leaguers to traffic accidents in recent years. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)