Bio Short

Through her photography, films, and video-installations, Maya Goded addresses the topics of female sexuality, gender violence, female healers and defenders of their territories whose refusal to submit represents a threat to the establishment by the concepts of power and control. Her constant questioning of preconceived ideas, her efforts to reveal little-known realities, her talent to celebrate otherness and a humanism that transcends social barriers have all translated into international awards and acknowledgements.

National Geographic Storytelling Fellow (USA), Prince Claus Fund (Ámsterdam), J. Simon Guggenheim, Eugene Smith  (both in New York), Mother Jones Fund (San Francisco), Medalla al Mérito Fotográfico (México), Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Artes (México), Fotopres´01 de Fundación La Caixa, (España), y Master Class de World Press Photo, (Amsterdam), amongst others.

Plaza de la Soledad–her first full-length documentary–had its international premier at the Sundance Film Festival and received many awards, such as: the Special jury prize in the Festival del Nuevo Cine Iberoamericano (Havana, Cuba), Best Direction in the Festival Cinema Tropical (New York, USA), Best Documentary in the Guanajuato International Film Festival (Mexico), nominations to the Arieles for Best Full-Length Documentary, Opera Prima, Edition, and Music (Mexico); the OCELOT Award for Outstanding Documentary (Tucson, USA), and the Prize of the Public in the Festival de los Derechos Humanos (Argentina).