Current location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Also available for work as a fixer.
Languages: Spanish, English, Italian.
(Dominican) After completing my undergraduate degree in Advertising Communications at UNIBE in Santo Domingo, I continued my studies in Milan, where I studied fashion and still life photography at the John Kaverdash School. While in Italy, I did freelance work and assisted some commercial photographers. When I returned to D.R. I entered the world of advertising. I discovered documentary photography by accident when I became an interpreter for the Somos Foto workshop in Santo Domingo in 2008. Over the following years I started attending photojournalism classes, including the well-known Missouri Photo Workshop. I finally decided to leave advertising photography behind and spend time documenting stories and people’s daily lives. I was awarded the Fulbright scholarship for my Master’s in Journalism (Photojournalism) at the University of Missouri. After completing the program, I returned to Dominican Republic to keep telling stories, working as a freelance photographer for companies and for media outlets like the New York Times, Associated Press, Al Jazeera America and others.
I received the grant FONPROCINE 2013 to direct, shoot and produce my first feature-length documentary film, NANA, which premiered at the Havana Film Festival in December 2015 and traveled through the festival circuit in 2016.