Martin Wannam (b. 1992, Guatemala) uses photography, performance, and sculpture to disrupt the meaning of religion, folklore, and western beauty standards. Through the critical lenses of gender, sexuality, and race he challenges his own cultural background and deconstructs and disrupts the hegemony of religion as his own gesture of political resistance. Wannam has exhibited nationally and internationally, including various group and solo shows in the United States, Guatemala, Rotterdam and Paris. Wannam is the recipient of a MaryAnn Evans Grant (2019), SPE Student Award for Innovations in Imaging (2018) and is a SITE Scholar (2018-2019). He currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico and teaches Visualizing Ideas in Photography and Introduction to Art Practices while working towards his MFA in Photography at the University of New Mexico.