Cristina Baussan

Freelance Photojournalist @cbauss @cristinabaussan

Cristina Baussan is a freelance documentary photographer and filmmaker dedicated to illustrating how human connection transcends race, religion and social class. She draws on her French, Haitian, Salvadoran, and American heritage to explore themes of identity and belonging. In addition to her documentary work, Cristina is the co-founder of The Story Impact, a creative collective that uses photography, video, and writing to help social impact organizations attract support and increase impact. The Story Impact has worked on stories in Haiti, Latin America, and the United States. Cristina’s work has been featured in National Geographic’s PROOF, Viewfind, American Photo, and Photoville. She graduated from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and was nominated for World Press Photo’s 2017 Joop Swart Masterclass.

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Cristina Baussan es una fotógrafa y documentalista independiente dedicada a ilustrar cómo la conexión humana trasciende la raza, la religión y la clase social. Ella recurre a su herencia francesa, haitiana, salvadoreña y estadounidense para explorar temas de identidad y pertenencia. Además de su trabajo documental, Cristina es la cofundadora de The Story Impact, que es un colectivo creativo que utiliza la fotografía, el video y la escritura para ayudar a organizaciones de impacto social a atraer apoyo y aumentar su impacto. Story Impact ha trabajado en Haití, América Latina y los Estados Unidos. El trabajo de Cristina ha aparecido en National Geographic's PROOF, Viewfind, American Photo y Photoville. Se graduó de la Escuela de Comunicaciones Públicas de Newhouse en la Universidad de Syracuse y fue nominada para la Masterclass Joop Swart 2017 de World Press Photo.

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| Anna-Catherine Brigida, Cristina Baussan

Honduras strict abortion law: Women judged no matter the verdict

Honduran women accused of having abortions – even if not convicted – face years of stigmatisation. A woman carries a bucket containing water collected from the rain in her house in Yaurawila, La Mosquitia region,…

| Anna-Catherine Brigida, Cristina Baussan

The informal networks resisting Honduras’s abortion ban

Through hotlines and clinics, activists and health experts are trying to change the stigma associated with abortion. Ana Padilla, 28, took an abortion pill to prevent an unwanted pregnancy when she was 22-years-old [Cristina Baussan/Al…

| Anna-Catherine Brigida, Cristina Baussan

Honduran women demand protocol for survivors of sex abuse

Debate over the morning-after pill has prevented the adoption of crucial guidelines for attending to sex abuse survivors Activists from the group Yo No Quiero Ser Violada (I Don”t Want to be Raped) hold one…

| Anna-Catherine Brigida, Cristina Baussan

In Honduras, women fight for access to the morning-after pill

By Anna-Catherine Brigida Photography by Cristina Baussan The morning-after pill has been banned for 10 years. Honduran groups are demanding access and working to change stigma. Graffiti in favour of the morning-after pill is seen…

| Cristina Baussan, Anna Clare Spelman

14 dólares por 12 horas de trabajo: detrás de cada banana de Honduras hay un campesino mal pagado

Chiquita, el principal exportador de bananas desde Honduras a Estados Unidos, enfrenta acusaciones de explotación laboral. Sus empleados se quejan de los bajos sueldos y las condiciones riesgosas de trabajo. LA LIMA, Honduras.- Antes del amanecer,…