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Alcyone Magana


Alcyone realized she was a photographer when she received a full scholarship to study in Paris for two weeks under National Geographic photographer, Tino Soriano.

"I have no right to call myself one who knows. I was one who seeks, and I still am, but I no longer seek in the stars or in books; I’m beginning to hear the teachings of my blood pulsing within me. My story isn’t pleasant, it’s not sweet and harmonious like the invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves. " - Hermann Hesse


photos taken since 2014


languages spoken on the radio


rolls of undeveloped film

Protect your courage

Alcyone sees the world vividly as snippets of photographs collectively stringed together to create stories.

Alcyone developed her eye when she joined Global Citizen Year for eight months, apprenticing at a newspaper and radio station in the Ecuadorian Andes. Then she began to question how she could use her photography to change the world while filming a documentary with Ian Frank and Lucas King Weber in Greece. In those questions, she decided to find answers with Watson University.