Quetzal Maucci

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 by using documentary approaches and storytelling. 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 the Then and Now in America grant by British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Humanity Award, 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 recent and ongoing work, Baci, Piccoli Baci, Grandi Baci, is about meeting her father for the first time. Within this project, she layers her own photography with interviews, poems, family imagery, and interventions. Her dummy book for this work was shortlisted for the 2021 Images Vevey Book Award. Her long-term personal project, Children of Immigrants, was published in The New York Times, which explores and interviews the community of children of immigrants in the United States and United Kingdom. A part of this project is permanently exhibited in the New Americans Museum. Overall, Quetzal seeks to create space for personal therapeutic processes while dismantling and exploring ideas surrounding immigration, connection, family dynamics, and identity.