Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Gabriella (she/they) is a queer documentary photographer based in San Juan, Puerto Rico covering the Caribbean. She focuses on documenting intimate subjects: her father's suicide post-Hurricane María, the archives of her exiled 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, CNN, and The Nation, among others.

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.

In 2020 she became a Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow and Grantee, an IWMF Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists Grantee, and a Women Photograph + Nikon Grantee.

Gabriella is available for assignments globally.
email: gnbr818@gmail.com
phone: (787) 450-6066
Languages: English / Spanish



Awards / Mentorships / Fellowships / Grants
2021 Pictures of the Year LATAM, The Nuestra Mirada Award, Honorable Mention
2020 Magnum Foundation Global Covid Projects, Grantee
2020 PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant, Main Prize Honorable Mention
2020 Overseas Press Club Anual Competition, Photo Essay First Prize
2020 Women Photograph + Nikon Grants, Grantee
2020 World Press Photo 6x6 Global Talent, Nominee
2020 Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, Grantee
2020 Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellowship, Fellow
2019-2020 Women Photograph Mentorship Program, Mentee
2019 Women Photograph Workshop, Portfolio Review Award
2019 Teodoro Torres Award in Photo Essay, Association of Puerto Rican Photojournalists Competition, Honorable Mention
2019 Visura Mentorship/Residency Program, Recipient
2019 Portfolio Review Award, Photographic Museum of Humanity Grant, PH Museum Education Program
2019 Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellowship, Shortlisted Participant
2019 The New York Times Portfolio Review, Selected Participant
2018-2020 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Research Fellow
2017 Association of Puerto Rican Photojournalists Anual Competition, Student Photographer of the Year
2017 José Ismael Fernández Photojournalism Scholarship, Recipient

Gabriella N. Báez

Gabriella is a documentary photographer based between San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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