Gabriella N. Baez

Documentary Photographer
Puerto Rico Earthquakes
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Biography: Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico Gabriella (she/they) is a queer documentary photographer based in San Juan, Puerto Rico covering stories across the Caribbean region. Her personal projects focus on intimate topics about family, mental health,... read on
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.

Persistent earthquakes put Puerto Rico on edge, CNN

Puerto Rico earthquake: Roughly two-thirds of island without power amid dozens of aftershocks, CNN

Puerto Ricans displaced by earthquakes wait for a safe home amid roadblocks, delays, NBC

Displaced by the earthquake, Puerto Ricans cope with constant aftershocks and uncertainty, NBC


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‘Here We Can Express Ourselves With Freedom.’ In Puerto Rico, A Trans Collective Is Reimagining Family Values

By Gabriella N. Baez and Alejandra Rosa / Puerto Rico

(Re) encuentros

By Gabriella Baez / Saint Paul, Minnesota — After three years, a group of young women meet again at the crosswalks of where they first met. They have..

En los cafetales

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Verano 2019: #RickyRenuncia

By Gabriella N. Baez / San Juan, Puerto Rico — In the months of summer 2019, people of Puerto Rico took the streets calling for the resignation of Governor..

Preventing Excess Deaths in Post-Dorian Bahamas

By Gabriella N. Baez / Grand Bahama, Bahamas — From October 4-7, 2019 the foundation Haití Se Pone de Pie, a Puerto Rico based organization of..
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