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 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. She is currently in New York City, pursuing her M.S. at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Nominations & Awards: 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 CambodiaSelected Participant, 2014
Education: B.A., Photojournalism, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Study Abroad