Gabriella N. Báez

Visual Artist and Documentary Storyteller
     Puerto Rico Earthquakes by Gabriella N. Baez 
Puerto Rico Earthquakes
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Biography: Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico + Caribbean Gabriella (she/they) is a queer visual artist and documentary storyteller based in San Juan, Puerto Rico covering the Caribbean. She focuses on documenting intimate subjects: her father's suicide... MORE
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Puerto Rico Earthquakes
Copyright Gabriella N. Baez 2022
Updated Jul 2020
Topics Abandonment, Action, Capitalism, Climate Change, Community, Confrontation, Discrimination, Documentary, Dying/Death, Editorial, Emotion, Energy, Environment, Essays, Fear, Gender, Historical, Human Rights, Latin America, Loss, Mental Illness, Minority, Oppression, Photography, Photojournalism, Poverty, Reporting, Spotlight, Yearning
Since December 28, 2019, Puerto Rico has been struck by more than 500 earthquakes with a magnitude of 2 or greater. The biggest came before dawn on January 7, 2020 when a 6.4 magnitude quake, centered off the southern coast, killed at least one person and destroyed dozens of homes and structures. Aftershocks soon followed. Thousands sought shelter in state improvised refuges or camped out next to their torn homes. Just weeks before Covid-19 arrived to Puerto Rico, the refuges were closed, leaving families to fend for themselves in an island that continues to shake.

Selections from assignments for CNN and NBC.


Persistent Earthquakes put Puerto Rico on edge, CNN
Puerto Rico earthquake: Roughly two-thirds of island without power amid dozens of aftershocks, CNN
Displaced by the earthquake, Puerto Ricans cope with constant aftershocks and uncertainty, NBC
Puerto Ricans displaced by earthquakes wait for a safe home amid roadblocks, delays, NBC
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