photography by marisol dorantes-silva


b. 1986, HK.



Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
Care for Cuba
The Lip Bar
Hot Yoga Ferndale
+ more


Hi! My name is Marisol Dorantes-Silva (don’t worry, I answer to most pronunciations.) I am a photographer from Toluca, Mexico and Detroit, Michigan. As a freshman in college, a sad semester of economics courses encouraged me to lean into what I loved- story telling. In 2013, I graduated from the Michigan State University School of Journalism.

When I’m not taking pictures, I like to hang out with Lulu, my sister’s puppy, train for half marathons, or drop by my parents’ house for some delicious home made food.

If you have a project in mind that I can help with or questions about my past work, I’d love to hear from you.

CV available upon request.