This June 2018, photographers Cinthya Santos-Briones and Daesha Devón Harris will each present solo exhibitions at Blue Sky Gallery as the first winners of the En Foco Photography Fellowship Exhibition Prize at Blue Sky. The Exhibition Prize is a collaboration between the two organizations which will bring increased visibility to En Foco and its Photography Fellowship program, and will expand the diversity of artists shown at Blue Sky. As part of the exhibition, the photographers and members of the En Foco staff will visit and speak about their work. The exhibitions will be on view June 7 – July 1, 2018.
About the Artists
Cinthya Santos-Briones: Before becoming a documentary photographer, Santos-Briones studied anthropology and history, which led her to work as a researcher in institutions in Mexico focused on the study of indigenous and rural communities. Her work as a photographer is centered on community, migration, gender, identity, and the struggle for human rights. Cinthya is a recent graduate of the Visual Journalism And Documentary Practice Program at the International Center Of Photography in New York City. In the autumn of 2016 she received a fellowship granted by the Magnum Foundation. Her exhibition, Abuelas: Portraits of the Invisible Grandmothers, honors the culture and experiences of undocumented Mexican grandmothers, while exploring the women’s relationships with their environments and their identities.