Marco Girón

Marco Girón

Photographer

Tenejapa, Chiapas, 1983
Tseltal

Girón has photographed for over 10 years in his native township of Tenejapa.  His practice is varied – it includes nature photography as well as photographs of the fiestas and daily life of his Tseltal-speaking community.  Part of his goal is to create the space and archives for the collective memory of his people. In 2015, he co-founded the gallery Xojobal Sit-elawil (reflection of faces), which was the first independent arts space in Tenejapa.

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Girón studied intercultural communication and computer science, and presently works in the communications department of the San Cristóbal campus of El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, in charge of audiovisual media and the photographic archive.

His work has been exhibited in Chiapas, Veracruz, elsewhere in Mexico, and in Spain.

Girón edits a cultural page on Internet of Tenejapa, a website that compiles the visual and oral tradition of this Tseltal village. He founded the photographic archive of Tenejapa in 1999. For the past seven years, he has also participated in the photography collective Tragameluz (San Cristóbal de Las Casas).