"For me photography is a practice full of contradictions. I do this work because I want to be fully present, while contributing to a lasting understanding of history. I find myself constantly searching for beauty in really difficult situations I make pictures about things that make me furious, or make me fall in love, or sometimes both. More than anything I make pictures because I'm curious and it allows me to go around learning from people as a perpetual student."
- Natalie Keyssar
Natalie Keyssar is a documentary photographer whose work focuses on inequality, youth culture, and the personal effects of political turmoil and violence in the Americas. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and illustration from The Pratt Institute, has taught New Media at the International Center of Photography in New York and has instructed at various workshops across the US and Latin America. She has received grants from the Pulitzer Center, the IWMF, and the Magnum Foundation, was the winner of the 2018 ICP Infinity Emerging Photographer Award, and the 2019 PH Museum Women Photographer's Grant. She's a regular contributor to National Geographic and The New York Times among many other publications. She is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.