Ligaiya Romero is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, QPOC, and first-generation American whose work centers around the liminal spaces of the immigrant experience. Ligaiya graduated from UCLA with dual degrees in Film Production and International Development. She studied at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and received her M.A. in Visual Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her work has been recognized by the SXSW Interactive Awards, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, College Photographer of the Year and the New York Photo Awards, among others. Most recently, she was a documentary producer and editor at MediaStorm.
TFI New Media Fund | 2016