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Born in San Francisco, Quetzal Maucci is an Argentinian and Peruvian-American photographer based in London and part of Women Photograph. She is also a Lecturer of Photography at Kingston University and currently an artist in residence at Four Corners Gallery as part of their Fathom residency program in the UK.

Through her work, she is interested in challenging systemic values and social constructs. Using documentary approaches and storytelling, Quetzal layers her photography with interviews, poems, archival imagery, and interventions. She seeks to create space for personal therapeutic processes while dismantling and exploring ideas surrounding immigration, connection, family dynamics, and identity.  

In 2021, she graduated with a Master’s Distinction degree in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from London College of Communication. Recently, she was named one of the 30 Under 30 Women Photographers to watch in 2022 by Artpil. She was also shortlisted for the 2022 Photoboox book Award, shortlisted for the Jerwood/Photoworks Award and the Royal Photographic Society’s International Exhibition 163. She was also shortlisted for Images Vevey Book Award, Then and Now in America grant by British Journal of Photography, and the Belfast Photo Festival. In 2020, her Children of Immigrants project won the British Journal of Photography Open Walls award and was exhibited at Galerie Unit Arles in France. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors degree in Photography and Imaging from New York University. 

Her ongoing personal project, Children of Immigrants, was published in The New YorkTimes, which explores the community that is labeled children of immigrants in the United States and UK. Since 2016, the project has been exhibited in the New Americans Museum in San Diego, California. In 2014, this work was exhibited at the United Nations’ ENVISION program called: "Youth Voices: Promoting Tolerance through Storytelling". Quetzal has worked with charities as a picture editor/photographer, assisted various photographers, and managed photography studios. 

Clients Include: The New York Times, Financial Times, Die Zeit, NRC Handelsblad, British Journal of Photography, BAFTA, BBC, The Guardian, Refinery29, Time Out, Crónica Global, Comic Relief, Roads and Kingdoms, Condé Nast, Trivago, Sofar Sounds, MTV, The Line of Best Fit, Al Dia,, The Line of Best Fit, Adorama, The Vavengers, and Stand for Humanity, etc.

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Current Exhibitions + News

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


Selected Awards

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 now part of their photo book library in Lucca, Italy. 

2021 | Shortlisted for Jerwood/Photoworks Award

2021 | Shortlisted for Portrait of Humanity Award

2021 | Shortlisted for Images Vevey Book Award

2021 | Shortlisted for Belfast Photo Festival

2021 Metro Imaging/Made in Arts London Mentorship Award

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

2020 | Photo Fringe Open 20 Moving Image Finalist

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

2020 | Children of Immigrants portraits won the Source Magazine Finalist

Group Exhibitions

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 Artier 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

2022 | Portrait of Youssef Hanna in Financial Times

2022 | Portrait of Catherine Belton in NRC Handelsblad

2021 | Portrait of Kathleen Stock in Die Zeit

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

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

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

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

2019 | Children of Immigrants | PhotojournalismHub | Elephant West Gallery | London, UK

Selected Portfolio Reviews

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 withKara Milstein from Time Magazine and James Estrin from The New York Times | Photoville (formerly Annenberg Space forPhotography) | Online

2021 | Selected finalist for Chico Hot Springs Portfolio Review and Masterclass | Online

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

Selected Interviews

2021 Interview with LCC London 

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

Selected Takeovers

2022 | 17-21 October Takeover for The Journal Collective with my 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. Runs from January 2023-June 2023. 

2022 | Joined Kingston University as Photography Lecturer

2022 | Joined London Creative Network

2020 | Joined The Journal Collective

2018 | Joined Women Photograph collective


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