Yael Martínez

Yael Martínez explores the connections between poverty and organized crime in his community of Guerrero in southern Mexico. He often works symbolically to evoke a sense of emptiness, absence, and pain suffered by those affected by drug trafficking in the region. Martínez is a grantee of the Magnum Foundation, and was named one of PDN’s “30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch” in 2017. In 2015 he was selected for the Joop Swart Master Class of Latin America; he was a finalist for the Eugene Smith memorial grant in 2015 and 2016; and he was nominated for the Paul Huf Award, the Prix Pictet, and the ICP Infinity Awards.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Yael Martínez

The Blood and the Rain

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

“The Blood and the Rain” is a multimedia collaboration by photographer Yael Martínez and graphic artist Orlando Velázquez, who have been welcomed by the Nahua communities to observe their practices.

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