Luján is a documentary photographer and visual storyteller. She is also a National Geographic Explorer, and a member of Prime Collective and Ruda Colectiva. Her work explores Latin American culture and identity with a gender perspective. She uses photography as her main language but includes other disciplines such as collage, painting, and alternative development processes to deepen the conceptual content of her narratives. She is an IWMF Fellow, and was selected for the World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent Program of South America. She received the Women Photograph + ONA Grant, the Emerging Artist Scholarship of Lucie Foundation, and the CUARTOSCURO/Foundry Scholarship. Her first photobook “Un montón de Ropa” (A pile of clothes) was awarded First Prize of the Book Call of Encontros da Imagem (Portugal, 2016). Her work has been exhibited internationally (China, India, Spain, Canada, United States, Mexico and Argentina) and has been published in media such as Time Magazine, National Geographic, The Washington Post and The New York Times, among others.
Rucha is a photojournalist, writer and an emerging filmmaker. She is a fellow at the International Women’s Media Foundation and the producer of “In the Land of My Ancestors,” an award-winning documentary short that celebrates the living legacy of the beloved Ohlone elder, Ann Marie Sayers. Rucha’s stories and photo essays have been published in Yes! Magazine, Public Radio International, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Scroll India, News from Native California, among others.