MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography – London College of Communication, 2021
Born in San Francisco, Quetzal Maucci is an Argentinian and Peruvian American photographer based in London and part of Women Photograph. 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 longlisted 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 York Times, 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".
Awards and residencies:
Shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society’s International Photography Exhibition 163, 2021
Longlisted 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
"Within my projects, I strive for vulnerability. Ultimately, I utilize a camera to further understand myself and the world around me. My story, my identity, and my journey are intertwined with the journey of my mothers, my father, societal constructs, and the notion of fatherlessness and family."