Interview for PH Museum

Super excited and thankful for the PH Museum interview about my project "Ojalá nos encontremos en el mar"!  I was interviewed by the incredible Veronica Sanchis Bencomo, who I met a year ago during the Women Photograph Workshop in Ecuador , and is curating the series "In Focus: Latin American Female Photographers".  In the interview I share some insight on working on a project so charged with emotions: "I’ve photographed this project through the ever shifting emotions of grief and I’ve let these emotions guide my intimate...
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"Ojalá nos encontremos en el mar" in the PH Museum Projects of 2020

"Every year, our teams has the privilege to discover many brilliant projects thanks to our grants program . The variety of stories and approaches always represent a great learning opportunity and an inspiring way to reflect on photography and more broadly the world we live in. For this reason, our team has handpicked around 250 projects from the 2020’s open calls and granted everybody and access to this relevant database. We hope it will be another good occasion to learn about photography and it language, and a way to generate new connections among the photographers and those...
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2020 Year in Pictures — Women Photograph

" The one hundred photographs by one hundred women  —  across gender expression and identity, across that pseudo-science fiction we call race, across geography, region, and location, across the spectrum of age and the spectrum of human experience  —  have come together to illustrate for us what it looks like to become human in the age of a pandemic and on the precipice, not of impending extinction, but of imminent evolution. The entire world is upside down ,  but these photographers show us how we have been, every day, putting it back...
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Selected for FotoFilmic Winter 2020 JRNL 7 publication!

"With the end of a tumultuous, difficult year fast approaching on the horizon, a sense of change grows more manifest as we count down the last days of 2020. We’re of course not just speaking of wintry weather here in the northern hemisphere, but rather of the formidable societal expectations that have built on since entering the new millennium, made it seems only more blatant and urgent after an unprecedented global pandemic. Perhaps a new awareness for our great, common interconnectedness as earthlings can endure from it, as one big sour but potent historical fruit from which to...
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Honorable Mention for the 2020 PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant!

"An independent jury comprised of Adama Delphine Fawundu (Artist and co-founder of MFON), Mariama Attah (Curator at Open Eye Gallery Photography Museum in Liverpool), Magdalena Herrera (Director of Photography Geo France) and River Bullock(Curatorial Fellow, MoMA Department of Photography) has awarded the Main Prize Honorable Mentions were assigned respectively to Eleonora Strano (Ex Materia), Gabriella N. Báez (Ojalá Nos Encontremos En El Mar), Mehbuba Mahzabeen Hasan (Lost In Transition), Naomieh Jovin (Gwo Fanm), Sofia Lopez Mañan (Nature Is Dead), and Spandita...
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Magnum Foundation Global Covid-19 Projects Grantee!

Honored to be a Magnum Foundation Global Covid-19 Projects Grantee along with with local collaborator, journalist, editor, and poet Alejandra Rosa Morales. Our project explores the re significance of family for trans and queer youth during the Covid-19 pandemic. "Magnum Foundation's coverage will continue over the coming months with in-depth stories from around the world. Next up are a series of projects in Latin America which will appear in Time Magazine , including work by Gabriella Baez and Alejandra Rosa Morales (Puerto Rico), Koral Carballo (Mexico), Andres Cardona...
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PH Museum Women Photographers Grant Finalists on Photo Vogue Festival!

The projection of the PHmuseum 2020 Women Photographers finalists is now live on Photo Vogue Festival's website. You can now see my work and that of the other shortlisted photographers live in the Projections  section of  photovoguefestival.vogue.it
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MF Photography and Social Justice Photoville Talk on Demand!

Sharing some inside looks into the processes and experiences of our 2020 Photography and Social Justice Fellows as their projects near completion. From the persistent undercurrents of trauma in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane María, to the challenges facing formerly incarcerated youth upon re-entry in Venezuela, and from personal explorations of masculinity, family, and identity, and how they intersect with disability, to challenging harmful practices and stigmas around menstruation in Nepal, this diverse, international group of visual storytellers is exploring new approaches to socially...
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Shortlisted for the 2020 PH Museum Women Photographers Grant!

Excited to share news that my project "Ojalá nos encontremos en el mar" has been shortlisted for the 2020 PH Museum Women Photographers Grant!  Shortlist Announced | PHmuseum 2020 Women Photographers Grant See all the 27 finalist projects! The results will be announced on 24th November. Photo © Liz Tasa.
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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Puerto Rico Covid-19 Project Film

" In Puerto Rico, as in much of the world, COVID-19 is compounding the risks facing vulnerable groups. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams here worked with community-based organizations and local health providers to offer medical aid to those who need help the most. Our services included home-based primary care as well as monitoring for COVID-positive patients. At the end of September, MSF handed over medical activities to Puerto Rico Salud (PRS), a local organization formed by four members of our team seeking to carry on this vital work. Rolando...
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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Puerto Rico Covid-19 Project Photos

"In Puerto Rico , as in much of the world, COVID-19 is compounding the risks facing vulnerable groups. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams here worked with community-based organizations and local health providers to offer medical aid to those who need help the most. Our services included home-based primary care as well as monitoring for COVID-positive patients. Over four months, we provided medical consultations to more than 1,200 patients, mostly older adults suffering from chronic conditions that can make them even more vulnerable to...
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Euro Pacific Bank offices for NYT Business

"Tax authorities from the United States and four other countries have joined forces to stop shadowy global money networks that use international borders to stymie local investigations." Chasing Illicit Money, Global Officials Circle a Puerto Rican Firm Tax enforcers from five nations are investigating Euro Pacific Bank, which operates in a U.S. territory criticized in the past for its lax financial regulation.
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SELF-PORTRAITS: PHOTOGRAPHERS IN CONFINEMENT x Fotodemic

Happy to have images included in SELF-PORTRAITS: PHOTOGRAPHERS IN CONFINEMENT a collection of self-portraits made by photojournalists from five continents during the unprecedent lockdown due to the corona virus pandemic. Curated by Svetlana Bachevanova. SELF-PORTRAITS: PHOTOGRAPHERS IN CONFINEMENT — FOTODEMIC by Gabriella Baez from San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Podcast Festival Lumínica 2020

Check out the podcast of the 2020 Costa Rica based photography festival Lumínica! In the podcast Maria Montero, Kamil Abdallah and I talk in Spanish about our experiences working on autobiographical projects and the political landscape of our countries.  Podcast Familia y Memoria — Luminica Gabriella Baez es una fotógrafa de Puerto Rico que estará dando una charla sobre su proyecto Ojalá nos encontremos en el mar.
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Open Society Foundations Instagram Takeover

Check out the @opensocietyfoundations IG this week to see our work on how sex workers in one Puerto Rican community are working together to provide aid and support against the coronavirus. "In Puerto Rico, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed new and historic burdens on an economy that is already struggling to recover from multiple climate-related natural disasters. In this series, the photographer Gabriella N. Báez ( @gabriellanbaez ) shows how sex workers in one Puerto Rican community are working together to provide aid and support to those in need. For more, please see the...
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PHOTOVILLE: Photography and Social Justice: Sharing Works in Progress

Join us on Sunday, October 4th to see the 2020 Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellows' work in progress, including my project Ojalá nos encontremos en el mar.  "We’re sharing some inside looks into the processes and experiences of our 2020 Photography and Social Justice Fellows as their projects near completion. From the persistent undercurrents of trauma in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane María, to the challenges facing formerly incarcerated youth upon re-entry in Venezuela, and from personal explorations of masculinity, family, and identity,...
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Super excited to be a speaker at this year's Festival Lumínica!

On October 5th, I'll be a speaker at "Constelaciones 2020" Festival Lumínica. Festival Lumínica is an independent photo festival based in San José, Costa Rica. Among the themes they'll be exploring is Family and Memory, where I'll be speaking about my ongoing project "Ojalá nos encontremos en el mar".   Stay tuned for more information! 
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On Nat Geo History: Why Puerto Rico has debated U.S. statehood since its colonization

First picture published on National Geographic! Caption: "In 2017, students from the University of Puerto Rico went on strike to protest steep cuts made to the public university's budget as a result of the island's protracted financial crisis. Today, some activists are pushing for U.S. statehood to help stabilize the local economy."
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WP Grantee Preview on The Washington Post!

 "This year’s Women Photograph project grants have been announced. Five photographers have been awarded the $5,000 Women Photograph + Nikon Grants, and one is taking home the $10,000 Women Photograph + Getty Images Scholarship. Judges sifted through nearly 1,300 applicants from female and non-binary photographers around the world." Perspective | Nearly 1,300 people applied for this year’s Women Photograph grants. Here are the winners. Women Photograph was launched in 2017 in an effort to elevate the voices of female and non-binary visual journalists in an...
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Honored to be a 2020 Women Photograph + Nikon Grantee!

"Women Photograph is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2020 grants: the Women Photograph + Nikon grants of $5,000 have been awarded to  Gabriella N. Báez ,  Sahar Coston-Hardy ,  Peyton Fulford ,  Roopa Gogineni , and  Sandra Mehl . The Women Photograph + Getty Images Scholarship of $10,000 has been awarded to  Tami Aftab . We received nearly 1,300 applications from women and non-binary photographers around the world — thank you to everyone who sent in proposals! Congratulations to the photographers selected — you...
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Excited to have been featured in @Jevas_ !

Honored to have my work highlighted and featured in @jevas_  Jevas Puerto Rico, a dashboard of women succeeding in their respective fields.   Login • Instagram  Welcome back to Instagram. Sign in to check out what your friends, family & interests have been capturing & sharing around the world.
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Puerto Rico x Diversify.Photo Database

Thanks to Diversify.Photo for including me in their database! Check it out in the link below.  Puerto Rico
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Collab for Costa Rica based editorial Feliz-Feliz

Early in the pandemic, I was invited to collaborate with María Alpízar on a "visual correspondence". For a week we only exchanged images in an attempt to discover news ways of communicating via WhatsApp.  Todo bien? — felizfeliz A veces recibo tantas notificaciones de texto, mensajes, correos electrónicos que me da pereza contestar. No es que no quiera comunicarme con seres queridos, pero el acto de escribir con el teclado pequeño del teléfono me toma mucha energías....
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NYT in print: US Virgin Island's General Attorney on the Epstein Case

Fund for Jeffrey Epstein™'s Accusers Gets Attorney General'™s Approval The Virgin Islands attorney general said Mr. Epstein's estate had agreed to what she considered sufficient protections for victims' rights.
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Covid-19 and Tourism in Puerto Rico for Bloomberg

The number of confirmed cases in Puerto Rico surpassed the 3,000 mark Friday, with 126 deaths from Covid-19 since the pandemic began. The Health Department said an additional 117 people had tested positive for the virus, the third time this month that more than 100 cases were detected in 24 hours. Despite the airport efforts, Puerto Rico has struggled to ramp up its testing and create a viable contact-tracing program Bloomberg - Welcome to Puerto Rico, Now Line Up for Your Virus Screening
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Puerto Rico's Sex Workers The Nation x Magnum Foundation

The challenge of making ends meet was difficult before Covid-19. Now, it’s even worse. The Nation and Magnum Foundation are partnering on a visual chronicle of untold stories as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States and the rest of the world— read more from The Invisible Front Line. Puerto Rico’s Sex Workers Are Struggling to Survive The challenge of making ends meet was difficult before Covid-19. Now, it’s even worse.
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IWMF Fund for Women Journalists grantee!

Super excited to have been awarded the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists of the IWMF in support of your professional development opportunity proposed to the IWMF, become certified as an end-of-life doula in Puerto Rico. As a photographer navigating the death industry, I found it necessary to learn first hand from death workers with years of experience working with the dying and their grieving loved ones.  Fund For Women Journalists - IWMF Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity...
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Refinery29 On Capturing the Current Moment

29 Photographers On Capturing The Current Moment for @refinery29 ✨ Thank you to @lisaglisag for including my work in this project.  “This is a time of extreme dissonance. We’ve all been affected by this pandemic, but we’re also all experiencing it differently. We asked 29 photographers around the world to tell us what their experience amid the pandemic looks like at a specific time of day — 3 p.m. — and their answers offered a revealing glimpse into the changing lives of artists. 29 Photographers On Capturing The Current Moment We asked 29...
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WP The Journal

Really excited to participate form this project and see it evolving. Many thanks to Hannah Yoon and Charlotte Schmitz for organizing this great initiative! "We are a collaborative  @womenphotograph project of 400+ photographers worldwide sharing our stories and how we cope with the current crisis together." the journal What if hundreds of women photographers around the world document their private space and daily lives during the current pandemic COVID-19?
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Attorney General of USVI Seeks Transparency on the Epstein Estate for NYT

The top prosecutor in the U.S. Virgin Islands says the estate needs to provide more detail about Jeffrey Epstein’s finances and is insisting on clauses that could protect others from wrongdoing. Attorney General Sees Too Much Secrecy in Epstein Estate The top prosecutor in the U.S. Virgin Islands says the estate needs to provide more detail about Jeffrey Epstein’s finances and is insisting on clauses that could protect others from wrongdoing.
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Gabriella N. Báez

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