Gabriella is a documentary photographer and visual artist based between San Juan, Puerto Rico and New York City. Early in her career, she has focused on documenting intimate subjects: from her father's death post-Hurricane María, the archives of her Cuban family, and the relationship between sexuality and depression. Her work is raw, intimate, and personal. She has been published in Reuters, Bloomberg,The New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, BuzzFeed News, and The Washington Post.
With under a year of experience, she was awarded Student Photographer of the Year (2017) from the Association of Puerto Rican Photojournalists. Since then, she has participated in various fellowships, research programs, workshops, and exhibitions. In 2019 she was selected to participate in The New York Times Portfolio Review, The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, the Visura.co Mentorship/Residency in New York, the Program of Independent Studies of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico, 20Fotógrafos Atitlán, and the Women Photograph Mentorship Program. She has further collaborated with artists and researchers on topics including rewriting family archives and urban street art.