Ligaiya Romero is a documentary filmmaker and visual artist working with collective memory and the decolonial imagination.
She lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn, near her lola's apartment and her family's first home. She is currently working on a photography project about inherited memory, hidden histories, and her family.
Ligaiya is the Video Producer & Editor for The Argus Project, a transmedia documentary on police violence and citizen counter-surveillance. The project was supported by Tribeca New Media Fund and presented at Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes 2016. Her work has been recognized by the SXSW Interactive Awards, the Webby Awards, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Photo District News, College Photographer of the Year and the New York Photo Awards, among others. She was previously a documentary producer and editor at MediaStorm.
Ligaiya is a fellow at Firelight Media's Documentary Story Lab and a member of the Queer Producers Collective. She is currently a Visiting Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Media and Journalism, teaching documentary film and photography.
Events, Exhibitions, & Accolades
C/O Berlin /// Group Show, as to be inaudible
Asian Women's Giving Circle /// Grant Recipient
More Art /// Artist-in-Residence
NPPA Northern Short Course /// Speaker