Alinka Echeverría is the Translation Issue writer-in-residence. Echeverría is a British/Mexican artist whose work, usually presented as immersive photographic installations, focuses thematically on religious and political belief systems, specifically addressing representational constructs. She holds an MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh, and is a graduate of the International Center of Photography School in New York. In 2012, Echeverría was named International Photographer of the Year at the Lucie Awards, and in 2011 she won the HSBC Prize for Photography. Her work has been featured in over sixty exhibitions worldwide, including solo shows at the 2012 Lima Biennial of Photography, Peru; Moscow Photobiennale, Russia; Festival of Light, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Berloni Gallery, London, UK. In 2014, her work will be presented by Nirox Projects in Johannesburg, South Africa, and in a solo exhibition at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside, CA.