Sergio Leyva Seiglie is photographer born in Havana, Cuba and currently based in Sydney, Australia. His photographic work explores how we perceive belongingness and notions of identity such as national, cultural and religious identity.
He was a finalist in Capture Magazine Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2018, in the Doco/Photojournalism category. His photographs has been showcased in the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Aleppo 12th International Photo Festival, and in collective and solo exhibitions in Australia, Cuba and Spain. It has also been featured in publications such as Foto8, Inspired Eye Photography Magazine, Social Documentary Network, and has also appeared in publications such as BBC World News, The Guardian, El País, The Atlantic, Clutch Magazine, and Harvard's Hutchins Center's Transition Magazine.
He was the production manager and unit stills photographer on the award winning feature documentary They Are We. The photographs from the documentary won the HPA2015 Documentary Award, and became part of the exhibit ‘Victory over Slavery: Haiti and Beyond’ in New York City at the United Nations Headquarters’ Visitor Centre, and part of the UN's International Decade for People of African Descent.
Sergio is represented by HABA gallery
2015 - Gangá-Longobá - Contact Sheet gallery, Sydney, Australia.
2013 - Reencuentro/Reunion - House of Africa, Havana, Cuba.
2012 - Street: In this Place, In this Moment - Cine Riviera Gallery, Havana, Cuba
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 - Watch This Space - Contact Sheet gallery, Sydney, Australia.
2016 - Frame 17A - Australian Centre of Photography Social Gallery, Paddington, Sydney, Australia.
2015 - Urban Collective, a Sydney Street Photographers’ Exhibition - Part of Head On Photo Festival. Pop-Up Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia.
2015 - Aleppo 12th International Photo Festival - Le Pont ArtOrganization, Aleppo, Syria.
2014 - Victory over Slavery: Haiti and Beyond - United Nations Headquarters, Visitor Centre, New York, US.
2012 - Still The Still - “23 y 12” Centre of Culture, Havana, Cuba.
2012 - Woman: Object or Subject? - Part of the 3rd Latin American Photography Colloquium. Oswaldo Guayasamín Museum, Havana, Cuba.
2012 - Secretos de Nuestra America/Secrets of Our America - Iberian-American Institute of Finland and Asociación ProDocumentales, Madrid, Spain.
2011 - Catalejo/Telescope - 23 and 12 Center of Culture, Havana, Cuba.
2011 - Ámbito Veintiuno Once/Scope Twenty-one Eleven - Part of the 2nd Latin American Photography Colloquium. Simón Bolívar Museum, Havana, Cuba.
2011 - 11th Exhibit of Latin American Documentary and Photography for Social Action (ADocS 2011) - Asociación ProDocumentales and the Comillas Foundation. Comillas, Cantabria, Spain.
2010 - 10th Exhibit of Latin American Documentary and Photography for Social Action (ADocS 2010) - Asociación ProDocumentales. Langreo, Asturias, Spain.