Iaritza Menjivar

Iaritza Menjivar (b. 1992) is a Boston-based photographer, born and raised in Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography at Lesley University College of Art and Design. Currently, she works at the Griffin Museum of Photography as the assistant director and at Digital Silver Imaging as the social media coordinator. She also does freelance work which includes event photography, photo retouching, and has worked closely with numerous social media platforms for different organizations including Lenscratch and others.

Menjivar’s personal project is about the high expectations set upon her generation by her family and the pressure first generations personally feel to honor their immigrant parents. Her ongoing project, First Generation, was recently featured on The New York Times Lens blog. For this same project, Menjivar was awarded a St Botolph Foundation Emerging Artist Grant in the visual art category. She was also a scholarship recipient for the Seeing Crete: A Photo Diary Workshop in Crete, Greece, part of Maine Media Workshops. Her work has been exhibited in multiple group exhibitions locally and internationally.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Iaritza Menjivar

First Generation

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

My family immigrated from Central America. They have given us, the first American-born generation, a great life—the life they never had. The abundance of food, clothes and technology our parents earned through hard work is overwhelming when compared to the poor lives they left behind.

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