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5 Latina Photographers to Follow on Instagram

Photography is one of the many arts in which you can actually capture a heartwarming photo, delve into the beauty behind a picturesque landscape, as you tell its story behind every detail of color and contrast. An up close and personal way to capture exquisite photos that will last a lifetime inspiring you to pick up that camera to add to your own movie screen of memories of the places and people that touch our lives. Here’s a look at a few talented Latina photographers to check out on Instagram!

Mariela Sancari

Born In Buenos Aires, Argentina, this talented Latina Photographer has been capturing insightful and poignant moments as she “explores the boundaries of the scope of photography as a means of representation.” Since 1997 she has lived and worked in Mexico City garnering many awards to her name. Moisés, her first book, received rave reviews from several curators and reviewers as “one of the Best Photobooks published in 2015.” You can find her work in the Instituto de Cultura de Yucatán Collection in Mexico, the Centro de Artes Alcobendas Collection in Spain, and the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City among other private collections. @marielasancari

Vicky Navarro

With a background as an architect and a designer, it’s no wonder this Latina is turning heads with her impressive photography. Based in Mexico City, this “digital nomad,” as she’s referred to on her Instagram account, clearly has stories to share as you can get lost in the photos she’s captured of her various adventures. One look and you can imagine being in that moment behind the beauty of each detail of the photograph. “One of the most representative content creators in Mexico and Latin America,” states her website. Her work has taken her to places such as Dubai, Guatemala, Las Vegas, Panamá, and Argentina. @lavicvic

Veronica Ruiz


This Texas native is thrilling audiences with her captivating photos of The Lone Star States beautiful landscapes. Her hometown of El Paso, Texas provides this photographer with an abundance of panoramic scenes to choose from right in her own backyard. Full of the best great outdoors offers, this photographer is truly in tune with Mother Nature as she snaps the vivid and amazing creations found among the caves, waterfalls, state parks and mountains of Texas. @v.eronica.r

Mercedes Zapata

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This vibrant young photographer from the Southwest side of Chicago will captivate you with her honest, and in-your-face photos delving into the beauty of women. “In specific, Zapata is interested in how women of color in Chicago manifest their unique narrative of sexualidad, self-love, and body positivity in her acrylic and photographic portraits”. Strike a pose, because this Latina captures the true essence of her subjects with bright and vivid colors beaming through. @mercedes_zapata

Adriana Zehbrauskas

Based in Mexico City, Mexico, Zehbrauskas is a Brazilian documentary photographer. This talented Latina delves into tough issues and brings out the truth in her photos depicting topics related to migration, religion and the aftermath of the violence related to the drug wars in Mexico shared her website. “Her mobile photography work was selected by Time Magazine for the “29 Instagrams That Defined the World in 2014.” Her impressive portfolio speaks for itself as she continues to be a trailblazer as one of the best female photojournalists. @adrianazehbrauskas