I am a visual anthropologist interested in photography as a medium for storytelling, representation, and as a research method. I am currently doing a PhD in Visual Anthropology at The University of Manchester in England, where I graduated from a Master degree in the same area of study in 2014.
I was born in Yucatan, Mexico, where I started engaging with photography during my undergraduate in Social Anthropology at the Univerisdad Autonoma de Yucatan (2005-2010). My interest had been since then about how to use photography to understand, engage, and represent socio-environmental issues.
Since 2014 I am working on my PhD project about native potatoes in Peru, developing a photobook and writing a thesis about the efforts of a group of indigenous farmers in the Andes trying to sell their produce to luxury restaurants in the capital Lima.
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