Luvia Lazo

Luvia Lazo is a Zapotec photographer from Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca. Photography is her way of portraying the worlds to which she belongs. Her work aims to capture reality from the perspective of the contemporary Zapotec woman — creating a constellation of images through time and spaces in Oaxaca, documenting the generational gaps and the transformation of identities across ages. She is a recipient of the Jóvenes Creadores grant of the FONCA 2020 (National Fund for the Culture of the Arts, Mexico) and a 2021 grantee of Indigenous Photograph, supported by Photoville and Leica.

Luvia Lazo es una fotografa zapoteca de Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca. La fotografía es su forma de retratar los mundos a los que pertenece. Su trabajo busca capturar y compartir la realidad desde la perspectiva de la mujer contemporánea, creando una constelación de imágenes a través del tiempo y espacio en Oaxaca, documentando las brechas generacionales y la transformación de la identidad a través del tiempo. Beneficiaría del programa de Jóvenes Creadores por el FONCA (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes) en México y ganadora del premio inaugural Indigenous Photograph 2021 por photoville y Leica.

Current Events Featuring Luvia Lazo

Jun 82022

Youth Field Trip – Session 1

Photoville Festival Education Field Trips are Back!

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Current Exhibitions Featuring Luvia Lazo


Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Presented by Indigenous Photograph, Photoville, and Leica Camera

There is a word in Zapotec used to name someone or something disappearing — when a close friend is not close anymore, when someone stops visiting as often as they do, when things transform and change, or when someone is going blind. This word, kanitlow, means “faces are getting lost,” or “disappearing.”

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