Finalist for The Everyday Projects 2021 Grant

2021 Grant — The Everyday Projects The Everyday Projects uses photography to challenge stereotypes that distort our understanding of the world. We are creating new generations of storytellers and audiences that recognize the need for multiple perspectives in portraying the cultures... Everydayprojects.org
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House of Grace in TIME: "˜Here We Can Express Ourselves With Freedom."™ In Puerto Rico, A Trans Collective Is Reimagining Family Values

“Among the rocks of their Caribbean archipelago, a group of trans artists and creatives have found their safe port. It is a harbor offering them safety and affirmation amid choppy waters. Both a natural resource and a cultural construct, it has an appropriately reverential name: House of Grace” - Alejandra Rosa REALLY REALLY EXCITED to be able to finally share with you all the project that House of Grace, Alejandra Rosa, and I have been been working on since October with the support of Magnum Foundation and the Henry Luce Foundation for TIME. ‘Here We Can...
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House of Grace in TIME Magazine

Alejandra Rosa, House of Grace and I have been working on a really beautiful project about identity, community, and family for almost 6 months now and a tiny excerpt of it published this week in TIME Stay tuned for the publication of the full project in the coming weeks!  Thank you to Magnum Foundation for supporting this project, Paul Moakley for guiding us through the process, and Kara Milstein and Kat Moon for this piece titled “How Communities of Color Have Found Strength, Joy and Comfort in a Year Like No Other” You can find this spread in Visions of Equity,...
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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Puerto Rico Covid-19 Vaccines

This April, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began supporting efforts led by the local health organization  Puerto Rico Salud  to bring  COVID-19  vaccines to vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities on the island. Photos: Bringing COVID-19 vaccines to underserved communities in Puerto Rico Para leer este articulo en Español, visite aqui.
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Interview for FotoFemme United

Interviewed by Montserrat Mancilla of FotoFemme United on my ongoing project Island Putxs. Gabriella N. Báez During the 2020 crisis sex workers around the world had to change and adapt to different circumstan...
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NOOR Stanley Green Legacy Prize and Fellowship Finalist

Honored to have been a finalist alongside Brandon  Bell  for the  NOOR  Stanley Green Legacy Prize and Fellowship.  Congrats  to Sasha Phyars-Burgess for becoming the inaugural winner! Thank you to  NOOR  and the jury for the opportunity!  Sasha Phyars-Burgess announced as the first winner of the Stanley Greene Legacy Prize & Fellowship We're proud to announce that Sasha Phyars-Burgess is the first winner of the Stanley Greene Legacy Prize & Fellowship - ©Photo by Sasha Phyars-Burgess...
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Interview for Vist Projects

A few days ago I chatted with Julia Muriel, a journalist based in Argentina, to talk about my photo work and current projects for the platform Vist Projects. Follow the link to rad the article in Spanish! Arte para entender el trauma En septiembre de 2017 el Huracán María destrozó Puerto Rico. Se calcula que murieron casi tres mil personas. Fue el peor desastre natural registrado en esas islas, y se le sumó la desidia posterior de las autoridades en el tratamiento de la...
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Honorable Mention in The Nuestra Mirada Award of POY LATAM

Excited to announce that my project "La gente deprimida tiene sexo sucio y ganas de morir" was selected for an Honorable Mention in the category The Nuestra Mirada Award of POY LATAM.  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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Latest work for NYT Business

Photographed Gillian Morris for a story about tech entrepreneurs permanently leaving San Francisco to set up shop elsewhere. See the work in the link below.  They Can’t Leave the Bay Area Fast Enough As a tech era draws to an end, more workers and companies are packing up. What comes next?
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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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Gabriella N. Báez

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