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 environmental issues, 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 Al Jazeera, Public Radio International, 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.  

Baussan recently graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and is currently in New York City, working as a fellow of The Global Migration Project.

Experience, Nominations & Awards:

The Associated Press, Summer Visual Intern, 2019
New York Times Portfolio Review Selected Participant, 2019
IWMF Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Grantee, 2019
IWMF Adelante Reporting Initiative Fellow, 2018
Blink Portfolio Review, 2017
World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee, 2017
Photoville Group Exhibition, 2015

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

M.S., Journalism, Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism
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 writer based in New York City.
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