Citlali Fabián


Citlali Fabián is a Yalalteca, Mexican documentary photographer and storyteller based in the United Kingdom. She uses photography to explore ways of addressing identity and its connections with territory, migration, and community bonds.

Fabián is a 2020 Visura mentee, Magnum fellow, England Art Council Grantee, and National Geographic Society explorer, with the project I'm from Yalalag, a photo essay to explore the development of our Zapotec identity, and a National Geographic Society Covid-19 Emergency Fund Grantee.
Her work has been shown in solo and collective exhibitions in Mexico, USA, Spain, and Argentina. Her work has been covered at The New York Times and also has appeared in different media including The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, Remezcla, Revista Cuartoscuro, and IM Magazine among others. Her Mestiza series was selected as one of the New York Times Lens blog’s ‘13 Stories That Captured Photography in 2018.’

A member of the Women Photograph, Indigenous Photograph and Foto Féminas, Fabián was selected to participate in the seventh annual New York Portfolio Review. 

Her work is part of the INBA/Toledo Collection, the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2023 World Press Photo Contest jury member

Citlali Fabián on Social Media: 
Instagram: @citlalifabian
Twitter: @citlali_fabian

Citlali Fabián
Portrait credit: Citlali Fabian