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Email: quetzalmaucci [at] gmail.com
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About

Quetzal Maucci is a freelance photographer and educator. She is originally from San Francisco, raised by South American parents, and now based between London and San Francisco. She is part of Women Photograph and is a Lecturer of Photography at Kingston University. Currently, she is facilitating and building a Queer Family Archive, please check out the Open Call. In 2023, Quetzal was an artist in residence at Four Corners Gallery as part of their Fathom residency program in the UK. She is now taking part in a mentorship program with Alice Zoo and working on a personal project about her family.

Through her work, Quetzal is concerned with challenging systemic values and social constructs. She combines visual documentary techniques with archival images, writing, interviews and collaboration. She seeks to create space for personal therapeutic processes while initiating public dialogue on migration, belonging, family dynamics, and identity.  

In 2021, she graduated with a Distinction in her Master’s degree in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from UAL-London College of Communication. In 2014, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors degree in Photography and Imaging from New York University.

Selected Clients: The New York Times, Financial Times, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Amnesty International, NRC Handelsblad, British Journal of Photography, BAFTA, BBC, The Guardian, Crónica Global, Comic Relief, Roads and Kingdoms, Condé Nast, Sofar Sounds, Al Dia, The Line of Best Fit, Adorama, and The Vavengers, etc.


Awards/Publications/Exhibitions can be seen below. 


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Current News

2024 Accepted into the  Pride Photo Exhibition in The Netherlands

2024 25 March- 31 March Women Photograph Instagram Takeover

2023 Mentorship program with Alice Zoo

2023 Accepted into Center Santa Fe Portfolio Review

2023 Took part in Magnum Professional Practice Masterclass: Portfolio Reviews with Gregory Halpern, Myriam Boulos, Sohrab Hura, Zied Ben Romdhane

2023 Editing Workshop with Daniella Zalcman and Natalie Keyssar

2023 Research Support Fund Recipient from Kingston Universit

2023 Lomography Magazine Collaboration and Interview

2023 Accepted into Fathom Residency at Four Corners Gallery in London, UK. Runs from January 2023-August 2023. 

2022 Lecturer of Photography at Kingston University

2020-2024: Mentorships with Steve Macleod, Alys Tomlinson, Kurt Tong, Sim Chi Yin, Eric Kunsman, and Alice Zoo

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Selected Awards/Fund

2023 | Research Support Fund Recipient from Kingston University

2022 | Winner of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers to watch by Artpil

2022 | Shortlisted for the Photoboox book award  with PhotoLux Festival for my "Piccoli Baci" project. Dummy is now part of their photo book library in Lucca, Italy. 

2021 | Shortlisted for Jerwood/Photoworks Award for By The Time She Grows Up

2021 | Shortlisted for Portrait of Humanity Award for Children of Immigrants

2021 | Shortlisted for Images Vevey Book Award for Piccoli Baci

2021 | Shortlisted for Belfast Photo Festival for Piccoli Baci and Children of Immigrants

2021 Metro Imaging/Made in Arts London Mentorship Award

2021 | Shortlisted for Then & Now in America grant | British Journal of Photography and MPB

2020 | Photo Fringe Open 20 Moving Image Finalist

2020 | Children of Immigrants portraits won the British Journal of Photography/Open Walls exhibition

2020 | Finalist for Source Magazine for Children of Immigrants

2017 | Shortlisted for The Fulbright-National Geographic Award


Selected Mentorships

2023 | Alice Zoo

2023 | Sim Chi Yin (awarded as part of Four Corners Residency programme)

2023 | Kurt Tong (awarded as part of Four Corners Residency programme)

2023 | Eric Kunsman (awarded as part of Center Santa Fe portfolio reviews)

2021 | Alys Tomlinson (awarded as part for Women in Photography Mentorship developed by Hannah Watson and Haley Morris-Cafiero)

2020 |  Steve Macleod (awarded as part of Metro Imaging Mentorship Award)


Group Exhibitions

2024 | Pride Photo Exhibition in The Netherlands

2023 | 2-3 June Work-in-Progress exhibition with Work Show Grow in London, United Kingdom

2023 | 25 May Work-in-Progress exhibition with Photo Scratch X Four Corners in London, United Kingdom

2022 | 24-29 October Rome Art Week with Artpil's 30 Under 30 Photographers and an online exhibition from 24 October to 13 December 2022.

2022 | 21 May-12 June PhotoLux Festival in Lucca, Italy and L’Artiere  Pop-Up Bookshop in Arles, France during the opening week of the Rencontres d'Arles Photography Festival. 

2022 | 7 April-12 June Winner of Hellerau Portraiture Exhibition in Dresden, Germany at Technische Sammlungen Museum for my Children of Immigrants project.

2021 | About Last Year - Lockdown Photography withThe Journal Collective | Willy-Brandt-Haus | Berlin,Germany

2021 | Foto Festival Identitat withThe Journal Collective | F2-Festival | Dortmund,Germany

2021 | Baci, Piccoli Baci, Grandi Baci | MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Graduate Show | Four Corners Gallery | London,UK

2021 | Baci, Piccoli Baci, Grandi Baci | MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Graduate Show | London, UK

2020| Children of Immigrants | British Journal of Photography/Open Walls 2020 | Galerie Huit| Arles, France

2016| Children of Immigrants |New Americans Museum | San Diego, CA | Part of permanent collection

2015 | Children ofImmigrants | Born + Raised Exhibition | Flourish Studio| San Francisco, CA

2014 | Children ofImmigrants | Shown as part of United Nations’ ENVISION "Youth Voices: Promoting Tolerance through Storytelling" program | Made in New York Media Center by IFP |  New York,NY

2014 | TodavíaEstoy Aquí | Gulf & Western Gallery | New York NY


Solo Exhibition

2017-Present | Children of Immigrants Exhibition | New Americans Museum | San Diego, CA


Selected Publications

2024 | Piccoli Baci in Fraction Magazine

2023 | Portrait of Oluseye Owolabi for Financial Times

2023 | Portrait of Friederike Otto for Der Spiegel

2023 | Lomography Interview and Collaboration for Lomography Magazine

2023 | Amnesty International Portraits

2022 | Portrait of Youssef Hanna for Financial Times

2022 | Portrait of Catherine Belton for NRC Handelsblad

2021 | Portrait for Die Zeit

2021 | Children of Immigrants printed in Portrait of Humanity Vol. 3

2020 | In Focus: Fold Journal | Faces In Focus

2020 | Children of Immigrants | Source Magazine

2020 | Quetzal Maucci Interview | Pupil Sphere

2020 | Quetzal Maucci Interview | Al Dia News

2018 | Quetzal Maucci Interview | Al Dia News

2018 | Quetzal Maucci Interview | Adorama Magazine

2014 | Children of Immigrants | Sunday New York Times 


Selected Talks

2023 | By The Time She Grows Up | Work Show Grow Artist Talk during exhibition

2023 | By The Time She Grows Up | Photo Scratch Artist Talk during exhibition

2021 | Baci, Piccoli Baci, Grandi Baci | BFA Portrait Photography Class at New York University

2021 | Baci, Piccoli Baci, Grandi Baci | MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Graduate Show | London, UK

2019 | Children of Immigrants | Photojournalism Hub | Elephant West Gallery | London, UK


Selected Portfolio Reviews

2023 | Center Santa Fe Portfolio Review | Portfolio reviews with Gail Fletcher from The Guardian US, Renee Melides from The New York Times, Nicole Werbeck from NPR, Alyssa Coppelman, Denise Wolff from Aperture, Dr. Gaëlle Morel from The Image Centre, Shane Rocheleau from Gnomic Books, and Gordon Stettinius from Candela Books and Gallery | Santa Fe, New Mexico

2023 | Magnum Professional Practice Masterclass. Portfolio reviews with Myriam Boulos and Zied Ben Romdhane

2023 | Editing Workshop with Daniella Zalcman and Natalie Keyssar

2021 | Chico Hot Springs Masterclass and Portfolio Review with prominent photography book publishers, photography, curators, and gallery directors | Online

2020 | Selected finalist for a Portfolio Review with Kara Milstein from Time Magazine and James Estrin from The New York Times | Photoville (formerly Annenberg Space for Photography) | Online

2015| Selected finalist for The NewYork Times Portfolio Review | New York, NY

Selected Interviews

2023 | Lomography Magazine Collaboration and Interview

2023 | Canvas8 interview with Lallie Doyle

2021  |  Interview with LCC London 

2020 | Pupil Sphere Interview with Roz Doherty

2018 |  AL DÍA Interview

2018 |  Adorama Interview

2014 | This young photographer brings the stories of immigrant children to life | Radio Interview with PRI's The World | USA


Selected Takeovers

2024 | 25 March- 31 March Women Photograph Instagram Takeover

2022 | 17-21 October Takeover for The Journal Collective with a group of Women Photograph members: Lina Collado García, Molly Peters, Alinne Rezende and Michelle Gachet Vega. 

2021 | Magenta Foundation Account Instagram Takeover

2020 | Women Photograph London Account Instagram Takeover

2019 | Women Photograph Account Instagram Takeover

2018 | Roads and Kingdoms Instagram Takeover


Selected Achievements

2023 | Accepted into Fathom Residency at Four Corners Gallery in London, UK. 

2022 | Lecturer of Photography at Kingston University

2022 | Accepted into London Creative Network at Four Corners Gallery in London

2021 | Completed MA in Documentary Photography at London College of Communication

2018 | Joined Women Photograph collective

2014 | Completed BFA in Photography and Imaging at New York University


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