Wanda Benvenutti

Wanda Benvenutti is a first-generation American Boricua based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her roots are in the small beach town of Salinas, Puerto Rico. She is a freelance photojournalist, writer, entrepreneur, and model who earned a B.A. in English and Latin American Studies from Oberlin College and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has been recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Wanda is featured in the book 100 New York Photographers by Cynthia Maris Dantzic and her work can currently be seen in ¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States, at the Smithsonian Museum of American History Molina Family Gallery in Washington, D.C. American Boricua is also featured at the 2023 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, where the music and culture of Puerto Rico will be celebrated in Louisiana April 28 – May 7, 2023. https://www.americanboricua.com/about

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