Ligaiya Romero is a documentary filmmaker and visual artist interested in collective memory and the decolonial imagination. She lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn, near her Lola's apartment and her family's first home.
Ligaiya is the Video Producer & Editor for The Argus Project, a transmedia documentary about 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.
Ligaiya was a 2017 fellow at Firelight Media's Documentary Story Lab.