Cristina Llerena is a social documentary photographer born in Mexico currently residing in Boston, MA. Her work is centered in themes of community and family, currently focusing the long-term project “The Unlikelihood of Family” which explores the struggles of transnational families in the Boston Area. Her work has been exhibited at Centro Cultural “El Nigromante” in San Miguel Mexico, the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston, MA, and The Griffin Museum of Photography among others. She has most recently been published in the Harvard Educational Review. In 2014 she became a grantee from “The Documentary Project Fund” to further develop her ongoing work on Immigration issues. Since 2007 she produced and coordinated photographic workshops in Mexico and internationally, most recently for photographer Mary Ellen Mark.