Trisha Ziff

Curator and Film-maker

Trisha Ziff is both curator of contemporary photography and film-maker; originally from England and is a naturalized Mexican citizen. Her work focuses on the area of photography, film and cultural hybridism. In 2006 she founded 212BERLIN a space dedicated to the image in Mexico City and a sister company for independent film, 212BERLIN FILMS, based in Los Angeles.

Ms. Ziff is director of La Maleta Mexicana (2011), the story of three boxes of negatives recovered in Mexico of photographs from the Spanish Civil War by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and Chim and the story of the famous T-shirt image of Che Guevara, Chevolution. (2008). She curated the retrospective of Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides, edited a book on him with Aperture in 2012, 101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides, and is currently working on related film, The Man who Saw too Much. Ms. Ziff is also making a film about film piracy around the world, Pirate Copy and collaborating with Palestinian film makers on a film about the mobile cinema in Palestine, Two Men a Car and The Wall.