Born and raised in the D.C.-Metropolitan area, Helen Stoddard is a Salvadoran-American visual and social communicator, currently based in Mexico. Her work is heavily influenced by her natural surroundings, paying homage to her roots, and participating in social change.

Helen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University-School of the Arts, #1 public art school in the United States.

Since 2013, she has lived, exhibited, and/or collaborated  in Guadalajara, Mexico, Edinburgh, Scotland, Brooklyn, New York, and Phoenix, Arizona.

Helen lives in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico with her Papillon-Jack Russell mix (Papijack), Mariposa.


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July 2014 Flame/Mort screening, Videology, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

photography assistant

June 2014 Cody and Unexposed screening, Southside Cinema Presents: Celluloid Residue, The Shop, Richmond, VA

May 2014 Cody screening, RVA Stories, Byrd Theatre, Richmond, VA

May 2014 Senior BFA Photography Show, Powerwash, Richmond, VA

April 2014 Undergraduate: Juried Exhibitions, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

February 2013 Unexposed screening, 5th Anniversary James River Filmmakers Forum, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

October 2013 Littoral Studies exhibition, Capital One-West Creek Branch, Richmond, VA

April 2013 Littoral StudiesPlace exhibition, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, UK

October 2012 Homecoming exhibition, Student Art Space @ VCU, Richmond, VA

June 2012 Unbound! exhibition, Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond, VA



September 2014 Visiting Writer Program Residency, Cyberpunk Apocalypse, Pittsburgh, PA

May 2013 Winner, International Cinematographers Guild Educational Scholarship