Griselda San Martin is a Spanish documentary photographer and visual journalist based in New York City and Tijuana, Mexico. In June 2015 she graduated from the the Documentary photography program at the ICP in New York and also holds an an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Colorado (2013).
For the past five years she has been documenting the U.S.- Mexico border, staying most of the time in Tijuana, a community that has been a victim of Mexico's drug war and has been plagued by poverty, crime and violence. Her long term projects delve into issues of immigration, deportation, inequality and human rights violations. She is currently focusing on the Hispanic community in the United States, exploring the effects of the rising xenophobic political and social climate in vulnerable minorities such as the undocumented immigrants.
Her work explores transnational issues and focuses on concepts of identity and belonging. She is interested in in-depth stories that transcend borders and cultures and challenge popular assumptions and dominant media discourses.
Her work has appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, The New York Times Lens Blog, The Huffington Post and FotoEvidence in the United States, Capture Magazine in Australia, El País and Revista 5W in Spain and Animal Político in Mexico, among others.
Awards, Exhibitions and Publications
Selected Participant, New York Times Portfolio Review
Selected Winner, American Photography 33Featured in The Hidden Photo Project
Group Exhibition, Humble Arts Foundation's "Future Isms"
Featured in Capture Magazine’s Annual Edition, Australia - Project The Wall
Winner at the Tokyo International Foto Awards - 3rd Place Category People-Culture - Project Musulmana
Presenter at Bronx Documentary Center's Open Show 21 - "The Other Side" Short doc
Finalist at the 9th Pollux Awards - Projects The Wall and The Children of San Quintin (Documentary & Editorial Series Category)
Honorable Mentions at the ND Photography Awards - Projects: The Children of San Quintin (Editorial Documentary and People Children) and The Wall (Editorial Documentary and Editorial Photo Story)
Featured in Revista 5W, Spain - Project The Wall
Featured at New York Times en Español - "El Otro Lado" Short doc
Featured at New York Times Lens - "The Other Side" Short doc
Published at Huffington Post (Spanish) - Day of the Dead/ Santa Muerte in NYC
Published at Huffington Post - Day of the Dead/ Santa Muerte in NYC
Published at Dodho Magazine - Project Children of San Quintin
Participant at Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX
Winner IPA International Photography Awards 2016 - 1st Place Category: Editorial-Political and 3rd Place Category: People-Children
Exhibition New York Photography Diary's "Elsewhere is a Negative Mirror" in London, UK
Winner Howard Chapnick Award at Missouri Photo workshop 68
Exhibition "Territory//Space" at Odesa//Batumi Photo Days 2016
Selected Winner at Latin American Fotografia 5
Honorable Mention at Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016
Winner at Moscow International Foto Awards 2016 - First Place Category Editorial-Political
Honorable Mention at IPA Family of Man Competition- Category Children
Winner Nominee at Fine Art Photography Awards - Category Photojournalism
Participant at VII Photo Agency Visual Storytelling workshop in Barcelona, Spain
Winner at the 9th International Color Awards - Third place Category Children of the World.
Instagram takeover at Open Society Foundations (OSF)
Honorable Mention at IPA International Photography Awards 2015
Speaker at International Festival of Photography Tijuana, MexicoPublished at Animal Politico, Mexico
Exhibition, Tipping Point at the International Center of Photography, New York
Published at Shift Book Vol. 10, International Center of Photography, 2015
Recipient of ICP George and Joyce Moss Scholarship, New York
Winner Second place at the 2014 Gender and Justice competition held by the Supreme Court of Mexico, United Nations Women among other org.- short video Soldiers Without a Nation
Speaker at Conference “Deported Veterans. Soldiers Without a Nation” Tijuana, Mexico
Recipient of University of Colorado Beverly Sears grant
Member of National Journalism Honor Society (Kappa Tau Alpha)