Sep 222019
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Working Together

What does it mean to enter into collaboration in the photographic process? Join us to hear five women talk about their projects and practices that are rooted in working with others.

Presenters: Cinthya Santos Briones Jasmin Chang Gabriella Demczuk Hannah Price Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira

Location: St. Ann’s Warehouse

Presented by:

  • Women Photograph

Supported by:

  • PhotoWings
  • Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

Photoville Talks at St. Ann’s Warehouse are produced by United Photo Industries and supported in part by PhotoWings and the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.

Cinthya Santos Briones, Jasmin Chang, Gabriella Demczuk, Hannah Price, and Karen Miranda Rivadeneira are five photographers who have often woven the vision and voices of others into their projects, by collaborating with those they photograph, working with archival materials, teaming up with other artists, and fundamentally engaging communities in telling their own stories.

Join us to learn more about how photographers can create collaboratively, and open up a solitary discipline to new ways of photographing.

Presenter Bios

  • Cinthya Santos Briones

    Cinthya Santos Briones

    Cinthya Santos Briones is a visual artist, educator, and cultural organizer with indigenous Nahua roots based in New York.  She studied Ethnohistory and Anthropology and for ten years Cinthya worked as a researcher at the National Institute of Anthropology and History in México focused on issues on indigenous migration, codex, textiles and traditional medicine.

    As an artist, her work focuses on a multidisciplinary social practice that combines participatory art and the construction of collective narratives. Through a variety of non-linear storytelling mediums she juxtaposed photography, historical archives, writing, ethnography, drawings, collage, embroidery, and popular education. Cinthya holds an MFA in creative writing and photography from Ithaca-Cornell and a certificate in Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism from the International Center of Photography (ICP). Currently she is an Adjunct Faculty at the Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Since 2022 she is part of Columbia University Visiting Critic artist.

    She is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the Magnum Foundation (2016/2018/2020), En Foco (2017/2022), National Geographic Research and Exploration (2018), We Woman (2019), City Artist Corps (2020), National Fund for Culture and the Arts of México (2009/2011), Wave Hill House Winter Residency (2023), Mellon Artist Fellow at Hemispheric Institute in NYU University (2023-24), BricLab Contemporary Art (2023), etc. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Pdn, California Sunday Magazine, Vogue, Open Society Foundations, Buzzfeed, The Intercept, New Yorker,  The Nation Magazine, among others.  As a writer, her texts have been published in academic and journalistic magazines such as NACLA and The Nation and newspapers such as La Jornada.

    Cinthya has exhibited her work individually and collectively in galleries and museums such as Sky Blue Gallery in Portland Oregon, Latinx Project, NYU, International Center Of Photography, Museo del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, Trout Museum in Wisconsin, Paul W. Zuccaire gallery, Stony Brook, among others. She has given Artists Lectures at universities like Boston College, CUNY, Stony Brook, NYU, SUNY New Paltz,  Dutchess Community College, Columbia, to name a few.

  • Jasmin Chang

    Jasmin Chang

    Jasmin Chang is a Taiwanese-American artist and organizer who grew up in California and has called New York City home since 2011. Her practice explores photography, storytelling and art-making as portals to connect people. She spearheaded Photoville’s education and community initiatives for its first ten years. She is a member of Friends of Commodore Barry Park and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy.

  • Gabriella Demczuk

    Gabriella Demczuk

    Gabriella Demczuk is a Lebanese-American photographer, printmaker, and journalist based between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland. Born in Sweden but raised in Luxembourg, Belgium, and later the United States, she studied fine arts and journalism at George Washington University, and photography at Parsons School of Art and Design in Paris.

    Gabriella has been recognized by the White House News Photographers Association, American Photography, as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, POLITICO Playbook’s Power List, and by Pictures of the Year International (POYi). Gabriella was named a finalist for the Inge Morath award from the Magnum Foundation, she was selected as an Emerging Talent by Getty Images Reportage, and as one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers of 2018. She was recently selected as the British Journal of Photography’s Ones to Watch for 2019.

  • Hannah Price

    Hannah Price

    Raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, Hannah Price (b. 1986) is a photographic artist and filmmaker primarily interested in documenting relationships, race politics, and misperception. Price is internationally known for her project City of Brotherly Love (2009-2012), a series of photographs of the men who catcalled her on the streets of Philadelphia. In 2014, Price graduated from Yale School of Art’s MFA photography program, receiving the Richard Benson Prize for Excellence in Photography. Over the past nine years, Price’s photos have been displayed in several cities across the United States with a few residing in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Price became a Magnum nominee member in 2020 and currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira

    Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira

    Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira is an Ecuadorian-American photographer currently living between New Mexico and New York. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. During that time, she focused on performance art, and trance states. In pursuit of these interests, she has collaborated with indigenous communities and members of her family to create photo-based projects.

    From the Mam to the Mandaeans, she has spent more than a decade living between the Amazon, the Andean highlands, and New York City.
    Karen has been exhibited widely, in places like the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Musée du Quai Branly biennial, where she received an artist-in-residence fellowship in 2017. She has had solo shows in New York City, and her book Other Stories/Historia Bravas was published in 2018 by Autograph ABP, about her collaborative photographic project with her family.


  • Women Photograph

    Women Photograph

    Women Photograph is a nonprofit that launched in 2017 to elevate the voices of women and nonbinary visual journalists. The private database includes more than 1,400 independent documentary photographers based in 125+ countries and is available privately to any commissioning editor or organization. Women Photograph also operates an annual series of project grants, a year-long mentorship program, an annual skills-building workshop, and collects data on hiring and publishing statistics in the visual media industry. Our mission is to shift the makeup of the photojournalism community and ensure that our industry’s chief storytellers are as diverse as the communities they hope to represent.

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