Helynn is a Colombian-American editorial photographer based in San Francisco. Her work focuses on portraits, travel and interiors.
She has studied photography and life sciences , and sees the two disciplines as intricately connected; they both allow for intimate study and exploration of life. As an immigrant women, with indigenous roots, she has often found herself straddling two worlds without ever fully belonging to either. Existing in this liminal space has afforded Helynn the opportunity of constantly evolving her identity as an artist. She feels most at home exploring the liminal moments of life through her camera and exploring the natural world with with her dog Koa.
A note on gallery naming;
Wherever possible I have listed locations by the indigenous people of that area. California is Native land. For brevity, I have listed locales featured in the California gallery by the predominant language families of tribes of the area.
As travelers, we maybe unaware of the history of the lands we explore. Acknowledging the lands we visit as Native land, using the original place names, and telling the indigenous stories of these places , whether as part of America's Public Lands or while traveling abroad is way to support indigenous peoples in reclaiming what was stolen from them. It is our duty as travelers to amplify the voices of indigenous peoples all over the world.
Travel responsibly and tread lightly on these sacred and ancient places.
If you are a traveler visit Indigenous Geo Tags to learn more about the indigenous history of your next destination.