These are some of the results to date in the Fotohistorias project:



Gomez, Ricardo & Vannini, Sara: Fotohistorias: Participatory Photography and the Experience of Migration. CreateSpace, 2015. Bilingual: English & Spanish. (Buy on Amazon or download PDF)

Gomez, R., Moreno, M., Berwick, J., & Iribe, Y. (2017) Voz de Mujer - Women's Words: Women's contribution to living fully among Tseltal Maya communities in Chiapas. Seattle, WA: One Equal Heart Foundation. (PDF)

Gomez, R., Zubair, C., Berwick, J., & Morales, M. (2017). Living Fully - Vivir Plenamente - Lekil Cuxlejalil: Lekil Cuxlejalil among Tseltal Mayan Communities in Chiapas - Lekil Cuxlejalil en las comunidades Tseltal Maya en Chiapas. 62 pgs. Seattle, WA: One Equal Heart Foundation. (PDF)

Beltrán, M., Perez, D., Moreno, M., Iribe, Y., Vergara, G., Gomez, R. & Berwick, J. (2018). Radio Ach' Lequilc'op: Voice of Tseltal Maya Communities in Chiapas - Voz de las Comunidades Tsetlal Maya en Chiapas. 70 pgs. Seattle, WA: One Equal Heart Foundation. (PDF)

Gomez, Ricardo & Tamayo, Angie: Stories of Mi-Gra-Tion: a flip-flap book. CreateSpace, 2016. In Spanish: Historias de Mi-Gra-Ción.



Collections of Posters:


Conference and Journal Articles:

  • Yefimova, K., Neils, M., Newell, B., & Gomez, R. (2015). Fotohistorias: Participatory Photography as a Methodology to Elicit the Life Experiences of Migrants. Proceedings of HICSS 48.
  • Newell, B., & Gomez, R. (2015). Informal Networks, Phones and Facebook: Information Seeking and Technology Use by Undocumented Migrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border. Proceedings of iConference 2015.
  • Newell, B., Gomez, R. & Guajardo, V. (2016). Information Seeking, Technology Use, and Vulnerability among Migrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border. The Information Society 32(2).
  • Vannini, S., Gomez, R. & Guajardo, V. (2016). Security and Activism: Using participatory photography to elicit perceptions of Information and Authority among Hispanic migrants in the U.S.  iConference 2016. Philadelphia, PA, March 2016.
  • Guajardo, V., Gomez, R. & Vannini, S. (2016). Information and Learning: Trust, Place, and Migration. iConference 2016, Philadelphia, PA. March 2016.
  • Gomez, R. (2016). Vulnerability and information practices among (undocumented) Latino Migrants, EJISDC, 75(1).
  • Gomez, R., Guajardo, V., Newell, B. & Vannini, S. (2016). "Mobile Phones and Information Practices among Undocumented Migrants at the US-Mexico Border". Proceedings of 4S-EAST Conference, Barcelona, Sept 2016.
  • Gomez, R., & Vannini, S. (2016). Lessons from Fotohistorias. Association for Borderlands Studies Annual Conference. Reno, Nevada.
  • Guajardo, V., & Gomez, R. (2016). Panel: Engaged Research and Vulnerable Communities. Association for Borderlands Studies Annual Conference. Reno, Nevada.
  • Iribe, Y., Gomez, R., Berwick, J., Moreno, M., & Vergara, G. (2018) Women’s Contributions to Living Fully in a Tseltal Indigenous Information System, Poster accepted for presentation at iConference 2018, Sheffield, UK, March 2018
  • Iribe, Y., Gomez, R., Mora, S. & Berwick, J. (2017) Integrated Information Systems for Indigenous Community Development in Chiapas, Mexico: The case of SIET. Paper accepted for presentation at ICIS Conference, Seoul, Korea, Dec 2018
  • Baron, L. F., & Gomez, R. (2017). Living in The Limits: Migration and Information Practices of Undocumented Latino Migrants. Proceedings of IFIP WG 9.4 2017
  • Gomez, R., & Tamayo, A. (2017). Stories of Mi-Gra-Tion An experience with non-traditional media based on a participatory photography research project with Latino migrants in USA. Proceedings of Association of Borderlands Studies Conference 2017.
  • Baron, L. F., Gomez, R., & Vannini, S. (2017). The Power of Stories: information practices of migrants in and toward the US. Proceedings of Association of Borderlands Studies Conference 2017.
  • Gomez, R., Lefthand-Begay, C., Berwick, J., Zubair, C., Iribe, Y. & Mora, S. (2017). : Indigenous Information System in Chiapas, Mexico: integrating community radio, library and impact assessment for community development. Proceedings of iConference 2017.
  • Gomez, L., Gomez, R. & Vannini, S. (2017). "The Power of Participatory Photography in ICTD Programs: freedom to explore beyond images. Proceedings of HICSS-50, Hawaii, Jan 2017.
  • Gomez, R. & Vannini, S. (2017). Notions of Home and Sense of Belonging in the Context of Migration in a Journey through Participatory Photography. EJISDC 78:1.
  • Gomez, R. (2017). Raíces y ramas al viento: experiencias colombianas de migración y prácticas de información. Revista CS (22), Cali, Colombia. p. 33-53.  Link
  • Gomez, R. (2017). Vulnerabilidad y prácticas de información: experiencias de migrantes latinos (indocumentados) en EE.UU. Revista CS (20), Cali, Colombia. Link
  • Gomez R. (2018). Ni Aquí ni Allá: Nociones de Hogar y Sentido de Pertenencia en el Contexto de la Migración. Disertaciones (11)1. Bogotá, Colombia. Link


Photo Exhibitions:

  • Fotohistorias: Life at the Border - Borderlands Conference, Portland, OR, April 2015
  • Fotohistorias: La vida en la frontera - Universidad Icesi, Abril 2015
  • Fotohistorias: Life at the Border - ICTD Conference, Singapore, May 2015
  • Fotohistorias: Participatory Photography and Migration - Allen Library Research Commons, University of Washington, April-June 2016
  • Fotohistorias: Migration and Human Rights - UW Center for Human Rights Symposium, UW, May 2016


Dissemination Events:

  • Talk: Fotohistorias: Participatory Photography and the Experience of Migration, at Allen Library Research Commons, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 27 April 2016
  • Talk: Fotohistorias: La Fotografía Participativa y la Experiencia de la Migración – evento en español, at Allen Library Research Commons, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 3 May 2016
  • Talk: Fotohistorias: Stories of migration and actions for justice , at the Center for Human Rights’ Annual Spring Symposium, Kane Hall (KNE), 225/Walker-Ames Room, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 6 May 2016
  • Book Presentation: Fotohistorias at Beyond HB 1079: Dreaming of a better future. Building communities. at Everett Community College, Everett, WA, USA, 10 October 2015


In the media


Other related works and resources of interest to Fotohistorias:

  • Film Border Project: a collaborative art project that gave disposable cameras to two groups on different sides of the border: undocumented migrants crossing the desert into the United States, and American Minutemen trying to stop them.
  • Chiapas Photography Project: a participatory photography project in Chiapas
  • Favela Digital: a book using photography to understand the experience of marginalized people in community technology centers and how this experience informs the ways we think about what constitutes “empowerment” and “disempowerment” vis-à-vis technology.
  • Photo Elicitation: Accademic article that explores the use of the method of photo-elicitation (participant photography and interviews) as a research tool to understand technology for development projects in Mozambique.
  • Photo Voice: a project aiming to build skills within disadvantaged and marginalised communities through the use of participatory photography and digital storytelling methods.
  • Los Otros Dreamers: a virtual network of young people who have been deported by the U.S. immigration system, as well as those who made the difficult decision to return to Mexico after coming up against obstacles in the United States, often upon graduation from high school or college.
  • 67 Sueños: 67 Sueños began as a campaing to expand the Federal Dream Act, trying to reshape the debate by raising voices and humanize the entire immigrant community through refusing to prioritize the status of any particular migrant group.
  • La Muna - Corazón Norte: a music album singing stories of migrants at the border.