Griselda San Martin is a Spanish documentary photographer and visual journalist based in New York City and Tijuana, Mexico. In June 2015 she graduated from the the Documentary photography program at the ICP in New York and also holds an an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Colorado (2013) and an MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona.
For the past four years she has been documenting the U.S.- Mexico border, staying most of the time in Tijuana, a community that has been a victim of Mexico's drug war and has been plagued by poverty, crime and violence. Her long term projects delve into issues of immigration, deportation, inequality and human rights violations. She is currently focusing on the Hispanic community in the United States, exploring the effects of the rising xenophobic political and social climate in vulnerable minorities such as the undocumented immigrants.
Her work explores transnational issues and focuses on concepts of identity and belonging. She is interested in in-depth stories that transcend borders and cultures and challenge popular assumptions and dominant media discourses.