Maruch Santiz

Maruch Santíz started her work as a photographer in 1996, as part of the Indigenous Photography Archive of Chiapas. Focusing on developing a visual narrative for the traditional knowledge and beliefs of her Tsotsil Maya community, Maruch explores the conditions of life in the Chiapas Highlands. She is currently a fellow of Mexico’s National Fund for Culture and Arts.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Maruch Santiz


Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

This exhibit highlights the role of photography in creating public narratives of life struggles and social movements in Chiapas, Mexico. It builds on the media awareness generated by the Zapatista indigenous rebellion of 1994. Since then, social and political conflicts have led to displacement and confrontation, often generating multiple narratives of these events.

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