One of the pioneers of documentary photography in Cuba.

As An American citizen, she works and resides in the United States.

Sierra won the Cuban Nationwide Photographic Award 13 de Marzo in 1987 for her work Barrio Chino -Chinatown-, which documented a Chinese neighborhood in Havana and represented the artists’ first foray into combining formal aesthetic with social inquiry.  Barrio Chino was also selected for the final show at CASA's Photographic Prize Havana during that same year. Series from 1981-87

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Isabel M Sierra

Art Director


is a 2018 Master in Art Education candidate at Florida International University and currently holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Visual Arts with a Minor in Art History from FIU. Also, Isabel received an Associates Degree in Graphic Design from Miami Dade College.  Sierra has worked as a photographer, imaging specialist and art director for different organizations in Miami, Florida; Caracas,Venezuela, and Havana, Cuba.


A photographer since the 1980s, Isabel continues to probe into social issues through her photography works with a sustain interest in topics relating the migration processes, and identity. 

Sierra has exhibited her work in various galleries and museums in Europe, South America, and the US, including The Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum in Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, and Casa de las Americas and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana.

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