Iaritza Menjivar is a documentary photographer and Associate Director at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. Her long-term project “First Generation” was published in the New York Times Lensblog. She has received a St. Botolph Foundation Emerging Artist Grant and has been awarded a full scholarship for a three-year Advanced Mentored Study Program for Visual Storytelling and Documentary Projects with Ed Kashi (VII Photo) and James Estrin (New York Times Lens). Iaritza has been a teaching assistant and co-Instructor in Oaxaca, Mexico for Lesley University and has exhibited in international and national group shows, including Crossing Borders at Boston Arts Academy in Boston, MA and the Emerge-Cubes at Photoville in New York City.