Rhynna M. Santos

Rhynna M. Santos

Rhynna M. Santos is a Puerto Rico-born photographer living and working in the Bronx.  Santos’s art captures the beautiful, painful, funny, and endlessly complex lives and perspectives of people of color in her community.

In 2019, Santos was featured for the third time by the New York Times, which in 2018 also profiled her show #papielmaestro, a documentary exploration of the life of her father, jazz great, Ray Santos. Later that same year, Santos was chosen as an En Foco Fellow and her work exploring the lives of Latina Muslims was exhibited at Andrew Freedman Home and featured in Nueva Luz Photographic Journal. She was also recognized as a Lit List finalist by the Authority Collective. Her work has been featured in Jerome Avenue Workers Project 2015, Living Latina 2016, Photoville 2018 and Bronx Now 2018.

Santos is the founder of the Bronx Women’s Photo Collective, curator for the Instagram feed Everyday Bronx and member of the Bronx Photo League at the Bronx Documentary Center.

Santos earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies from UCLA in 2007 and has lived and worked in Spain, where she placed in her first photography competition, PhotoEspaña.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Rhynna M. Santos

Reflections on Indigeneity in the Bronx

Van Cortland Park
 archive : 2022

Presented by The Bronx Women’s Photo Collective with Photoville and NYC Parks

The Bronx Women’s Photo Collective, a group of self-taught photographers, memorialize the story of their search for their Taíno roots through three original photography projects.

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The People That Are Within These Frames: A Community Offers Self-Portraits

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021

The Bronx Documentary Center’s both senior and junior photo leagues were asked by the New York Times to make self-portraits; how they defined self-portrait was up to them. Their resulting images are an insight into who they are and what they’ve reflected on at home during the time of COVID-19.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Rhynna M. Santos

Jun 222022

CRAFTING YOUR CAREER: “Build Your Own Collective”

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a seasoned professional, every photographer needs a community.

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