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About

Josefina Santos is a Colombian photographer and art director who lives and works in Brooklyn. She makes portraits and fashion photographs that empower Latinx communities by creating an intimate narrative with her subjects that celebrate their personal identities. She has an unwavering lifelong curiosity to understand people and cultures that differed from her own and first began using photography as an intermediary tool to bridge this divide. 

The major themes in her work include place, identity, and cultural memory. This work typically explores family structures and dynamics, particularly the experiences of first and second-generation Latin Americans. As a Colombian immigrant living in America, she can relate to the subjects in her projects who feel both like insiders and outsiders.

Aside from commissions and commercial projects, she is currently working on Belleza Latinx, a personal project exploring and challenging the outdated beauty traditions and ideals within Latin American cultures, and how young Latinx are defining themselves as powerful, strong and unique individuals, regardless of stereotypes. 







 Selected Press
& Features—


The Cut

i.D Magazine

VICE 

Broadly

AnyoneGirl

FOTOMERAKI

Sight Unseen

NOISEY
Selected Clients &
Commisions—

The New York Times

The New Yorker

VOGUE 

Nike

Refinery29

LOVE Magazine

MoMA

The Wing
Awards & Publications


AI - AP Latin
American Fotografia

Life Framer Editor’s Pick

Life Framer: A World
of Cultures
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