Yael Martínez

Yael Martínez's work addresses fractured communities in his native Mexico. He often works symbolically to evoke a sense of emptiness, absence, and pain suffered by those affected by organized crime in the region.

Martínez was selected for the North and Central America 6x6 Global Talent Program in 2018.

He recieved a grant from the Magnum Foundation and was named one of PDN’s (Photo Dstrict News) '30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch' in 2017.

In 2015, he was selected for the Joop Swart Master Class of Latin America and was a finalist for the Eugene Smith memorial grant in 2015 and 2016. Martínez was nominated for the Paul Huf Award (FOAM Netherland 2016/ 2017, 2018), the Prix Pictet, The ICP Infinity Awards, and Tim Hetherington Trust/ The Visionary Award. His work has been featured in group shows in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Switzerland, USA, Spain, Argentina, Norway and Bosnia-Herzegovina, India.

His work has been published by: The Wall Street Journal, Lens NY times, Time, Bloomberg news, Vogue Italy, Le monde, Vrij Nederland,Ojo de pez Magazine, Bex Magazine, Aperture, amoung others.

World Press Photo Involvement: 
Award-winning photographer 2019 Photo Contest

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Photo credit: Yael Martínez