Born in Guelatao de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico, Jorge Santiago is a documentary photographer currently based in Pittsburgh. His work has been exhibited in Mexico City, Los Angeles, Madrid, Havana, and Bratislava. He has taught workshops in basic, pinhole, and darkroom photography, and he served as the darkroom manager for Mary Ellen Mark’s workshops in Oaxaca. He is a recipient of three fellowships from the Oaxaca State Fund for Culture and the Arts, and a Jovenes Creadores fellowship from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts. Santiago’s photographs have appeared in numerous publications including Harper’s Magazine, the New York Times Lens Blog, PDN Photo of the Day, Deadspin, Cuartoscuro, and the Neue Zurcher Zeitung. Santiago has traveled extensively in Mexico, the United States, and China, and is currently at work on a photo documentary about basketball in the Indigenous villages of Oaxaca’s Sierra Norte in Mexico.
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Identity At Play delves into the basketball culture in Indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico.Learn More