Hatuey is a photographer, focused on documenting the world and realities around him. A social driven artist with a camera, capturing people, places, injustices, struggle and people claiming their power.
Having studied literature and film, initially his photography focused more on capturing performance such as local musical acts and documenting the drag show scene in San Juan.
After his evolvement in the 2017 University of Puerto Rico student strike, his photography became more political focused, capturing protests and social projects including Memorias de la reconstrucción. A documentary project that spanned about eight months following Hurricane Maria documenting historic occupied communities in their efforts of reconstruction.
Hatuey has also participated and done work in other media such as movies, both fiction and documentary and occasionally writes, scripts, short stories and chronicles.
2017-present Freelance Photographer
2014-Present Filmmaker Multiple roles across multiple projects. Roles include producer, director, production assistant, behind the scenes, sound, camera, etc.
2019 Film Producer See Ya L8r Short fiction film about a young diasporican femme who deals with their queerness and with moving back.
2018 Film Director San Isidro: A Flood of Hope Short film documenting the struggles and the impact of the NGO, Techo, in the San Isidro community after hurricane Maria.
2018 Lead Organizer Cine Hormiga Weekly screenings and discussions of political films. Project also included building a database of local films. Events took place in El Hormiguero, social center in Santurce, P.R.
Exhibitions & Talks
2019 Post-Hurricane María: El Pueblo Unido, Will Never Be Defeated Teachers College, Columbia University Panelist in Post Hurricane Maria, a talk about the current struggles in Puerto Rico, two years after the hurricane.
Verano 2019 Two-Artist Show, Cocina Rebelde Anniversary Party, San Juan.
Memorias de la Reconstrucción Solo photography show at El Axolote, Santurce.
2019 Nuestro Barrio, Universidad de Sagrado Corazón Artistic business development program
2011-2016 Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras B.A. in English Literature & Audiovisual Communications Magna Cum Laude
2016 Universidad Complutense de Madrid Exchange program