Samantha Leiva

Wild horse

Self-portrait series, Oaxaca, Mexico 2017

'As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world. Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us.'
-Virginia Woolf
To the unconventionality and completeness of women.

Standing / En pie

Analogue Documentation of the The more the fire, the more the water installation Series. 

Created during my artist residency at Casa Wabi, Tututepec, Oaxaca, Mexico 2016

Special thank you to the community el Venado and the children and teachers at the Telesecundaria (Middle School). 


Childhood / Infancia

Self-portrait series featuring my brother Jose Manuel, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, 2017

 'as back then, when nothing happened to us except what happens to things and creatures: we lived their world as something human, and became filled to the brim with figures...' - Rainer Maria Rilke

For people with special needs and their families. In of my brother who was born with cerebral palsy.


Land of the Sun / Tierra del Sol

Ongoing Photography Series of Highway views in Oaxaca State including the Pan-American Highway which crosses Mexico from north to south.

Oaxaca, Mexico, 2015-2016

Boxing, La Habana

Analogue Photography.

La Habana, Cuba, 2016

Visiting the queen of the ocean



©Samantha Leiva,2019