Evelyn Martinez

✨Pronouns: she, her, hers✨

Evelyn is a queer Xicana (Mexican-American) artist hailing from The Bronx. Her professional journey as a photographer is anchored in the art of storytelling and visual representation, photographing individuals from diverse backgrounds, ages and body types. Central to Evelyn Martinez's artistic ethos are themes of innovation, authenticity, and inclusivity.

Evelyn is an Exclusive Contributor with Getty Images for their Nosotros Collection, a stock imagery collection of Latinx people and Latin American people.

In 2015, she graduated from an all women’s institution, Mount Holyoke College, with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Minor in Latina/o Studies. 

Evelyn began her professional photography journey at the end of 2017. While working part-time as an Art Instructor, before and after work, she taught herself the creative and technical skills of portrait photography. 

Within a mere half-year, she masterfully conceptualized and brought to life an impactful photo series featuring over 100 women of color in New York City. This project catapulted Evelyn into her creative career, a turning point that has since become an pivotal part of her narrative.

Evelyn’s work has been featured on Getty Images , Telemundo, RemezclaHipLatina, The Glam Femme, Edible Bronx, Adobe Express, and most recently on Latino Rebel's Radio for a conversation on Getty Images' Nosotros Collection and the importance of this initiative to represent nuanced stories of Latinx communities. Her stock photography has been used for the U.S. Census, New York State Trainings, Metroplus Health Insurance Ads and more. 

The year 2020 marked Evelyn's venture into e-commerce under the banner of her brand, Xicanayork. Through this platform, she presents an array of handcrafted jewelry—including pet accessories—and other distinctive embellishments. Evelyn Martinez has  showcased her creations at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Union Square Park, The People's Forum, and Unlocal. 
At the moment, Evelyn has taken a hiatus from her jewelry business to pursue other endeavors. 

In her own poignant words, Evelyn encapsulates her approach to her photography work: "Anyone can take your photograph but not everyone will take the time and care to witness you."

For inquiries regarding photography sessions, campaigns, speaking engagements, or workshops, please direct correspondence to xicanayork@gmail.com.


  • Portrait Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Commercial/Stock Photography
  • Product Photography
  • Photo Editing
  • Basic Retouching
  • Creative Direction
  • Photography Project Consultation
  • Creative Project Consultation



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