Kathya Maria Landeros
Fellow: Awarded 2019
Field of Study: Photography
Competition: US & Canada
Kathya Maria Landeros is a Mexican-American photographer and educator. Influenced by her bi-cultural upbringing, her work of the past decade focuses on Latino communities and the exploration of history, migration, representation and belonging.
In addition to the Guggenheim Fellowship, Landeros’ research has been supported through a Fulbright Fellowship, an AIGA Worldstudio Foundation Grant, and residencies at the Rayko Photo Center and the Center for Photography at Woodstock where she created the self-published artist book titled Verdant Land. The book is included in the traveling group exhibition titled Race, Love, and Labor, curated by art historian Sarah Lewis, and is in the permanent collection at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. Her photographs have been exhibited nationally, most recently at Aperture Foundation in New York City and through the San Francisco Arts Commission ina group exhibition of women photographers working in the American West.
Landeros has lived abroad, in both China and Mexico, where she worked on long-term projects with migrant and immigrant communities documenting the socio-economic effects of migration.
She received a dual undergraduate degree in English literature and Hispanic studies from Vassar College and graduate degree in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has taught at public institutions of higher education in California and Massachusetts.