Elena Herminia Guzman is a visual anthropologist. Her work merges anthropology, film and photography to highlight silenced narratives. This includes performative spaces such as carnival and the spiritual practices of Rara and Gaga in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Her work has been featured at MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana. She was born in Colorado but raised in New York City. She is the recipient of a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.