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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Attorney General of USVI Seeks Transparency on the Epstein Estate for NYT in Print

Find the article in the Business section of the National and International Editions of The New York Times 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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Workshop with Frontline Freelance México: Visura, more than a web building platform a community for storytellers

Tomorrow at 11:00 hrs CDT / GMT -5  I'll be talking about Visura with Frontline Freelance México. The workshop titled "Visura, more than a web building platform a community for storytellers" will guide participants through the platform's web building tools, community features, and mobile App! Make sure to register in the following link. Registro Micro Talleres Frontline Freelance México Hola, Gracias por tu interés en nuestros Microtalleres. Los microtalleres están organizados por Frontline Freelance México (FFM), una...
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Selected for 2020 Photography and Social Justice Fellowship!

Extremely honored to have been selected as a 2020 Photography and Social Justice Fellowship with Magnum Foundation. I am among the nine photographers who are passionate about challenging injustice through photography. Selected from 650 applicants, we join 48 other image-makers that have been trained through this program since 2010. We are: Aishwarya Arumbakkam, India Asef Mohammad, Pakistan Farzana Hossen, Bangladesh Gabriella Báez Reyes, Puerto Rico Jon Santiago, US Nolan Ryan Trowe, US Oscar Castillo, Venezuela Shaima Al-Tamimi, Yemen/Qatar Uma Bista, Nepal...
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PHMuseum 2019 Picks

"For this reason, we have decided to share this free resource with you and our community, handpicking more than 200 projects from last year’s open calls. Enjoy and share them with friends and colleagues!" 200 Projects From Last Year’s PHmuseum Open Calls Enjoy a selection of work handpicked by our editorial team
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VSCO x International Women's Day

For #internationalwomensday @inntya and I collaborated with @vsco on a conversation exploring the nuances of the feminine experience. Thank you to @jen__kari for making this happen and @racheldady for the edits that reflected the essence of the conversation and our work! Feminine Identity, Fluidity, and Expression | VSCO | VSCO A conversation on International Women's Day
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@natgeo x Women Photograph International Women's Day Feature

Image + caption repost from National Geographic Instagram account: "Photos by Daniella Zalcman @dzalcman | I made these portraits of participants at the 2019  @womenphotograph Workshop in Quito, Ecuador: Sara Aliaga, from Bolivia; Ana Maria Arévalo Gosen, from Venezuela; Gabriella Báez, from Puerto Rico; and Mariceu Erthal, from Mexico. Be sure to check out their incredible work—they are the recipients of the workshop’s four portfolio awards! I created  @womenphotograph in 2017 as a response to the gender imbalance in the photojournalism...
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The Women Photograph 2020 Print Sale!

The Women Photograph 2020 Print Sale is now live! Prints are available in 8x10" and 16x20", come with certificates of authenticity. and framing options are available.  Proceeds help cover Women Photograph's operating costs and go to directly funding women + non-binary photographers! :~) Get yours before March 16! Check out my print at: Mar como vida, Mar como muerte – Look & Seen Description Image from the ongoing project “La gente deprimida tiene sexo sucio y ganas de morir” which explores the...
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National Geographic Photo Camp Lead Teach Assistant

Just over a year ago, I was a student at the Oct. 2018 Puerto Rico Photo Camp. Now I'm happy to share that I was invited to participate as a youth mentor and lead teach assistant for National Geographic Photo Camp in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. This camp is the 109th  kicks off the first Photo Camp of 2020! For this project I worked alongside Kirsten Elstner, photo camp director, and wildlife photographers/filmmakers Ronan Donovan and Federico Pardo. As Blue Team lead the students focused on sea turtle conservation. National Geographic Photo Camp on Instagram:...
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NBC Latino Homepage: Puerto Rico Earthquakes coverage

Work for NBC News from two weeks ago on the NBC Latino Homepage! Puerto Ricans displaced by earthquakes wait for a safe home amid roadblocks, delays “We’re in need of engineers that can come here and help us inspect 3,000 homes here that have damages,” said the mayor of a small town.
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Museum of Contemporary Art: Program of Independent Studies

The publication of my project "Cuentos ilustrados de mami a las 3 de la mañana" of the Program of Independent Studies of the Museum of Contemporary Art is now live! Follow the link to learn more of my peer's work of these past 6 months. Publicación del Programa de Estudios Independientes, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico 2019 El Programa de Estudios Independientes en Arte Contemporáneo, Investigación y Comunidad (PEI) del Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC) es un programa parcialmente abierto al...
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NBC Earthquake Coverage on Homepage

Aftershocks rattle Puerto Rico as islanders confront new crisis "Our home is not habitable, because it might collapse if there is a bigger one," a woman said. Over 1,000 quakes have jolted the island in the last two weeks.
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First assignment of 2020 with NYT!

First assignment of 2020 with The New York Times in digital and print! Follow the link to the article.  Lawsuit Claims Epstein Trafficked Girls in Caribbean Until 2018 The attorney general of the Virgin Islands says Mr. Epstein and his associates used a database to track victims as young as 11 years old.
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Puerto Rico Earthquakes Coverage for CNN

This week’s work for covering Tuesday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake and the continuous aftershocks in the affected southern communities of Guánica, Guayanilla, and Ponce. Thank you to Brett Roegiers and the CNN Photo Desk for the opportunity to cover the critical moments the island is facing and to highlight the experiences of Tatiana, Nicole, and other women who shared their stories with me.  Persistent earthquakes put Puerto Rico on edge Since December 28, Puerto Rico has been struck by more than 500 earthquakes with a magnitude of 2 or greater. Many Puerto...
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Women Photograph Workshop Portfolio Review Award!

Super excited to announce the Women Photograph #wpworkshop2019 Portfolio Review award for an editing session with Playboy! Thank you to the Women Photograph team, faculty, and students! Women Photograph on Twitter “Congratulations to the winners of the Women Photograph Workshop portfolio review awards! Sara Aliaga (BOL), Mariceu Erthal (MEX), Ana Maria Arévalo (VEN), & Gabriella Báez (PR)! #wpworkshop2019”
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Gabriella N. Báez

Gabriella is a documentary photographer and visual artist based between San Juan, Puerto Rico and New York City.
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