Marco Girón

Mayan/Tseltal artist

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Tenejapa, Chiapas, México, 1983.

Marco Girón (Marco Antonio Girón Sántiz), multidisciplinary artist who works in different areas and technical fields of great reflective and narrative significance. As a photographer he has focused on capturing, managing and promoting the traditional culture of Tenejapa.

Girón finds a historical and multicultural intersection through the appropriation of technological tools, in the management of web pages, creation of digital photographic archives and the development of multimedia resources, which are exhibited in the communities.

His view into the camera, his intentional means of promoting and reformulating the visual culture of indigenous peoples, is based on their traditions and their contemporaneity.

My initiatives are a personal need to maintain family memory; as the years went by, this need became more general, since Tenejapa needs to maintain the collective memory through its invaluable historical images.” Marco Giron

His professionalization in the science/art of communication has allowed him to develop different multicultural projects, being director of the Xojobal sit-elawil community gallery, in Tenejapa Chiapas. He is a Member of the Tragameluz Photographers Collective (San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas). He has collaborated with different national and international organizations such as Deutsche Geseelfchatf, Simone de Beauvoir A.C Leadership Institute, Ocote Film Festivals to name a few.


  • Mayan and zoque interpretations of the (In) visible pandemic, virtual exhibition, Galería MUY, 2020.
  • The visitors, foro cultural Kinoki, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, 2017.
  • Reflections of constant mobility on the southern border of Mexico, Tenefire, Spain, 2016. 
  • The camera turns, multidisciplinary exhibition, Galería MUY, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, 2016.
  • Textiles from the Highlands of Chiapas, Granada, Spain, 2016.
  • Memory of Tenejapa, Galería Xojobal sit-elawil, Tenejapa, Chiapas, 2015.


  • 3rd place in the photographic award of the 9th Mexican Congress of Ethnobiology, with the photo Ixim. Asociación Etnobiología Mexicana. 2014.
  • 1st place in the SIA 2008 photography contest, from the Colegio de la Frontera Sur, with the Carnaval de Tenejapa series. 2008.

Artworks from Marco Girón's catalogue