Yael Martínez

Yael Martínez is an Associate of the agency Magnum Photos.

Martínez has earned a number of honors for his photography, including the 2022 National Geographic Wayfinder Award; membership in Mexico’s National System of Arts Creators (SNCA); the 2019 Eugene Smith Grant; a Magnum Photos Nominee; and a fellowship with the Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program. Martínez also won the World Press Photo Contest in the region of North and Central America in the open-format category in 2022 and second prize for long-term projects in 2019.

In addition to his work for National Geographic, Martínez has been widely published in Aperture, The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Vogue Italy, Bloomberg News, and Vrij Nederland. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the U.S.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Yael Martínez

Turning Darkness into Light

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 on show

Shining light through pinpricked images, a photographer illuminates Mexico’s comunidades originárias.

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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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