Cristina Baussan is a documentary photographer and writer based in New York City. Drawing on her French, Haitian, Salvadoran and American heritage, her work explores themes of identity and belonging with a focus on immigration and youth culture. Upon graduating from Syracuse University in 2015, she moved to Haiti where she co-founded a multimedia cooperative and collaborated with local NGOs to document their social projects. Her work has appeared in Univision, PROOF National Geographic, American Photo and UNICEF. In 2017, she was nominated for World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass and was selected as a fellow of the International Women’s Media Foundation the following year.  

She is currently in New York City, pursuing her M.S. at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.


Nominations & Exhibitions:

IWMF Adelante Reporting Initiative Fellow, 2018

World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee, 2017

Photoville Group Exhibition, 2015

VII Agency: A Narrative Passage Through Cambodia Selected Participant, 2014


B.A., Photojournalism, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Study Abroad

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Cristina Baussan is a documentary photographer and filmmaker dedicated to illustrating how human connection transcends race, religion and social class.
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