Photographers

Jorge Aceituno

Las Meninas, 2000

Santiago, 1957. He began his photography studies at Escuela Fotoforum in 1982. In 1985, he became the photographer for El Trolley theatre troupe, one of the few spaces where non-official art took place back then.
In 1992 he begins to work with a group of mentally impaired young men, with whom he feels he has found a personal kind of work to develop and take further.

He’s interested in the rupture of the ways of seeing and perceiving, in finding new things in the old ones, to have a different kind of looking into things, to raise the doubt over the proper ways of looking and the proper limits of perception. Therefore, he usually develops his projects in collaboration, in terms of authorship, with psychic impaired, visually impaired, and blind individuals. Why can’t psychic impaired individuals be authors? Why can’t blind people practice photography too?

During 2012, he developed a project called Radioretratos, which integrated photography, radio broadcasting and literature.

 

Paz Errázuriz

Primera Copia, años 50

Santiago, 1944. Chilean professional photographer working both freelance, and teaching at Unversidad Mayor and at particular workshops.

She has done many solo exhibitions, both in Chile and abroad, as well as many collective exhibitions, since 1981.

Her work may be found at galleries such as Daros, in Zurich, Tate Gallery, in London; Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid), and in private collections.

Associated founder of the Asociación de Fotógrafos Independientes (AFI), she was also jury for the Casa de Las Américas award in Cuba, and of Fondart in Chile.

She has been granted the Altazor award, and the Premio a la Trayectoria Artística del Círculo de la Crítica in 2005, and with the Guggenheim, Fulbright y Fondart scholarships.

Her latest publication is: Kawesqar, hijos de la mujer sol, ediciones LOM, 2007. She has also published: Amalia, Ediciones Lord Cochrane, 1973; La Manzana de Adán (1990); Agenda Cochrane (1994);El Infarto del Alma(1995) y Paz Errázuriz. Fotografía 1982-2002, ediciones Origo, 2004.

www.pazerrazuriz.cl

 

Javier Godoy

La Peluquería de Tello, 2008

Santiago, 1965. Independent photographer with a remarked career in the media and in photographic and documental author-based projects, that have been shown, published and awarded in Chile and abroad.

He’s an associated founder of TRIPLE/ photo agency and of Taller Huelen of independent photography. He has set solo exhibitions in Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Spain, and Morocco.

His work has been awarded in many occasions, most notably: Honorable mention at the Ibero American photography contest, in La Paz; awarded at the “El Rostro de Chile en las Metas del Milenio” contest, convened by the UN, and the Villa de Madrid photography award.

www.triple.cl

 

Zaida González

Mis dulces 23, 2001

Santiago, 1977. Publicity photographer and veterinarian, she has displayed exhibitions in Chile since 1999 in many collective and solo displays. Abroad, she has presented her work in Colombia, Argentina, USA, Belgium, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela, France, Portugal, and Mexico.
She’s currently teaching at ALPES communication school, and works as a veterinarian independently.
Her work has been published in several books and magazines.
She has published three books with her work: Las Novias de Antonio, La Visita pub., 2009; Recuérdame al morir con mi último latido (2010), and Zaida González De Guarda, El Gato de la Acequia independent publisher.

She has been granted the Fondart scholarship in four occasions (2005, 2008, 2009 y 2011) and a residency fellowship for artistic photography in Valparaiso (2010) along with Venezuelan photographer Nelson Garrido.
She has been nominated in three occasions for the Rodrigo Rojas De Negri Award (2008, 2009 y 2011) y and she won it in 2012.
In 2007 and 2011 she was nominated to the Altazor Award, for her works Conservatorio celestial and Recuérdame al morir con mi último latido respectively.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zaida-gonzalez/

 

Jorge Gronemeyer

Treng Treng, 2007

Quilpué, Chile, 1971. Master in photography, art and technique, at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Degree in art at Universidad de Playa Ancha, Valparaiso.

He’s been participating in collective exhibitions in several galleries and museums of Chile and abroad since 1993: Galería Gabriela Mistral (1997), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (1998), Galería Contraluz (1998 y 1999), Balmaceda 1215 (1999), MAC Valdivia (1999), MAM Chiloé (2000 y 2005), Galería AFA (2006), Fotogalería de Viena (2007), Ayuntamiento de Valencia, Micalet 1 (España, 2007), Centro Cultural Simón I. Patiño, (Santa Cruz, 2009), Trienal de Chile (MAC de Quinta Normal y MAVI, 2009), Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo –CdF Fotogalería, Parque Rodó(Uruguay, 2011), Centro de Recursos Internacionales por la Paz– Casa América Catalunya (Barcelona, 2011), among others.

He has also participated in solo exhibitions: Café del Libro (Quilpué, 1996), Galería Regional de Viña del Mar (2002), Galería Metales Pesados (Santiago, 2005), Galería h-10, (Valparaíso, 2005), Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho (Santiago, 2011), Pinacoteca Universidad de Concepción (Concepción, 2011).
He has developed and participated in several photographic projects, and, in 2006 and 2007,
He was granted the Fondart scholarship to study abroad.

He’s currently a teacher at Universidad Silva Henríquez, UNIACC, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and at ARCOS institute.

In 2009, he was selected for the first catalogue for internationalization of Chilean photography:
Fotografía Chilena Contemporánea 01/CNCA.

 

Carolina Guajardo

Lujuria, 2005

Santiago, 1974. Advertising photographer from ALPES communication school, and digital graphic producer from ARCOS institute. She also studied technical drawing at INACAP.

Founding member of the photographic collective Macrodosis, she has exhibited with this group at Galería de Arte Fotoespacio, Galería deArte Guillermo Nuñez, Galería UNIACC, Fotogalería ARCOS, Corporación Cultural de San Miguel, Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho, Sala Espacio 13, and Centro Cultural 771. Among these exhibitions, we may highlight: Proyecto Macrodosis, Arroz con leche, Pare de sufrir, Por favor Concedido, and Los 7 pecados Capitales.

She has also made collective exhibitions at Fundación Pampero, Escupido de la panza de la bestia, Stairwell Gallery, Providence; Community Church, Boston, Paris London West Nile, Nueva York; Hij@s de Ladrón; Museo de Bellas Artes de Paraná, Brazil.

She has been published on books and albums covers, independent music magazines, and digital magazines of art and photography. She was granted with the Fondart national project in 2008, with her collective, Macrodosis. She’s participating of Nelson Garrido’s residency fellowship in Valparaiso, and of a workshop dictated by Mexican photographer Gerardo Montiel Klint.

 

Álvaro Hoppe

Santiago, 1983

Santiago, 1956. His work is known for developing an urban street style of photography, and a journalistic style as well. His photos registered the tensest moments of dictatorship, mainly as a graphic reporter for Apsi magazine. He later registered the most crucial moments of the transition period to democracy.

His works have been presented in the exhibitions Chile Vive (Spain, 1987), Fotografía Chilena Contemporánea (Ecuator, 1989), Museo Abierto (MNBA, 1990), Chile from within (USA, 1990), El Artificio del Lente (MAC, 2000) y STGO-ZGZ: Fotografía de Transición (Spain, 2002).

He studied at Escuela de Foto Arte, and then continued with a professorship on photojournalism at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s Journalism School, he was part of the Latin-American Journalistic Photography workshop in La Plata, Argentina, and he also assisted to the color workshop, imparted by Eugenio Dittborn.
Since 1984, he’s been working as a collaborator for institutions such as Santiago’s Archiepiscopate, magazines such as Mensaje, Apsi, and for El Mostrador electronic newspaper. From 1989 to 1993, he was the photographic editor of Página Abierta magazine.

He’s currently teaching in several institutes and private universities.
He was a founding member of the Asociación de Fotógrafos Independientes (AFI).

 

Andrea Jösch

Imagen Latente, 2009

Arica, 1973. Photographer, manager of La Nave collective (1998-2003), and Ojozurdo-plataforma publisher (2003/2009), and curator of AFA gallery (2005-20008). She was the director of the Sociedad Chilena de Fotografía (2005/2007; 2009/2011), and she’s currently the director of UNIACC’s visual arts career (2007-today).

She’s been granted the Fondart creative scholarship in four occasions, and in 2004, the Fundación Andes scholarship. In the recent years, she’s been engaged in photographic curatorship, setting exhibitions in Chile and South America, she’s made contemporary photography workshops in several regions of the country, has participated in artistic fellowships for the Escuelas Artísticas project for the Ministry of Education, and for Chiloe’s Museum of Modern Art.

She’s been editor in chief of the South American photography magazine Sueño de la Razón since its foundation.

 

Tomás Munita

Río Loa, 2011

Santiago, 1975. Documental photographer, independent, with a main interest in social and environmental matters. He’s focused his work majorly in Latin America, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

He’s been granted many awards, among them: Leica Oskar Barnack Award (2006), for an essay on Kabul; two World Press Photo Awards (2006), for his coverage of the earthquake in Kashmir; the ICP Young Photographer Infinity Award (2005); the Rodrigo Rojas De Negri award (2007); Henri Nannen Preis (2010), for his coverage on guano extraction in Peru; All Roads Photography Grant del National Geographic, for his work Cosecha Perdida, a book about Loa River, in Atacama Desert (2010), and Visa D´orDaily News 2n(2012) for his coverage in Syria for The New York Times.

His work on Kabul was exhibited in Santiago’s Museo de Bellas Artes (2006); in Leica Gallery (Frankfurt, 2007); in Yours Gallery (Varsovia, 2006) and in RA Gallery (Kiev, 2008). Other of his works have been shown in collective exhibitions in several countries.

He currently lives in Santiago, and his work is published in different magazines, such as GEO, New York Times, Time, National Geographic, Courrier, Stern, Le Monde, IHT, Newsweek and his work has been exhibited in several photography festivals around the world.

http://www.tomasmunita.com/

 

Luis Navarro

Te Deum, 1980

Antofagasta, 1940. He completed his higher studies in Fine Arts at Universidad del Norte, as well as taking specialization courses on professional photography, photocolor, and transparency photo (Kodak).

Among the activities he has done, it’s notorious his labor as photographer for the Revista de la Solidaridad, of Santiago’s Archiepiscopate (1976-1981), as correspondent for In These Times in Chicago, and for the K.N.A agency in Frankfurt (1978-1981). He was founder, partner, and president of AFI, photographer for La Época newspaper (1986-1988), photographic editor for Fortín Mapocho newspaper (1991-1993), photographic editor for the Festival Mundial de Teatro (1993) and photographer for the Concurso de Dramaturgia Nacional (1995-2003).

Also, he has published a number of books, among which we highlight: Lonquén, Aventuras de una Fe, Presencia de un niño en América, El Papa Juan Pablo Segundo II, Primer anuario de la fotografía chilena, Segundo anuario de la fotografía chilena, Síntesis del Informe Rettig, Fotógrafos latinoamericanos en la Universidad de Rábida, 50º Aniversario de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos, and Geografía Poética de Chile.

His exhibitions have taken his works to countries such as France, Ecuador, Argentina and Chile.

 

Miguel Navarro

Lo Prado, 2003

Santiago, 1973. He begins as a self-taught photograph, performing several activities of coverage, portraying, and journalism.

He works at IMA photographic agency, where he specializes in digitalizing archives and analogic large format enlargement, which allows him to be a correspondent for the VU photographic agency, in France, for three years.

In 2007, he’s granted with a Fondart scholarship for a project in Lo Prado. That same year he’s nominated for the Rodrigo Rojas De Negri award.

His work has been exhibited in Spain, France, Morocco, and Mexico, among other countries.

http://www.miguelnavarrocofre.blogspot.com/

 

Alejandro Olivares

Puente Alto, 2011

Santiago, 1981. Self-taught photographer. From 2004 to 2006 he worked as Diego Santa Cruz assistant, and, at the same time he made the photographic documentary Mirada de ciego. He’s been working, from 2006 to the date, as the photographic editor of The Clinic magazine.

He’s correspondant for Iber Press agency (Italy), collaborator for CIPER Chile, and photographer for Felicidad design agency. He co-founded Tanuki Photos agency.

He has been awarded in more than 15 occasions in different categories of the Salón Nacional de Fotografía de Prensa, from which is notorious the photograph of the year, Bicentenary edition, in 2011.

He was granted the Photograph of the year award at Photofest (Querétaro, México), and the second place in the Documentary Essay category of the same festival in 2012.

He was nominated in 2009, 2011, and 2012 for the Rodrigo Rojas De Negri award.

In 2012, he received an honorable mention at the Zoom-in on Poverty contest, of Xinhua agency, in China.

He was selected for PhotoEspaña2011, in Dominican Republic.

His essay Living Periferia was published at Burn Magazine in 2012.

His work has been exhibited in Chile, Spain, and the USA.

www.alejandroolivares.com

 

Macarena Peñaloza

Eva Carnicera, 2009

Santiago, 1983. In 2001 she starts studying photography at ALPES institute, from where she graduated in 2005. Since then, she has worked as an advertising photographer.

In 2009 she started Eva project, searching for her own vision as an authorial photographer.

She’s part of the first anthology of young photographers done at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (2011). That same year, she’s part of a double exhibition at the 13 room of the ALPES institute, with her project Rosas.

She´s currently part of the online catalog of Fotoespacio, and of Colectivo F, formed by women from different branches of the photographic discipline.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/makamagenta 

 

Claudio Pérez

Andacollo, 1987

Santiago, 1957. Documentary photographer and graphic designer.

He lived abroad from 1979 to 1983. On his return, he forms part of the Asociación de Fotógrafos Independientes (AFI). He has been awarded in several national and foreign contests (Santiago, La Habana, Baghdad).

He has participated in countless exhibitions in Chile and abroad: Germany, Netherlands, France, Morocco, and Spain. He has also done curatorship of Chilean photography in Italy and Chile.

He was granted the Victor Hasselblad scholarship in Sweden, and has been selected for the Fondart scholarship in several occasions.

He has dictated photography workshops for settlers within the Creando Chile en mi Barrio program, of the Consejo Nacional de la Cultura.

He has been national and international jury in documentary photography contests (Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano, Colombia, México).

His photographs are displayed in public collections, in Tessaloniki Museum, in Greece, and in private collections in Paris and Barcelona.

He currently teaches the Documentary and Coverage workshop, as well as the Professional Workshop I and II, at ARCOS Institute in Santiago.

 

Mauricio Quezada

Río Mapocho,  1998

Santiago, 1972. His career as a photographer begins when he graduated from the Press Photography career at ALPES Institute, in 1999. In 2000, he was awarded by the Foto Cine Club de Chile, and he enters an edition workshop, directed by Patrick Zachman, from Magnum Photos. That same year, he displays an exhibition focused on the Mapocho River at the Sala Espacio 13 in ALPES Institute. In 2008, he publishes El Río, first book of the El Rectángulo collection, of La Visita publishers.

Since 2001 he’s been collaborating with different local media, like La Tercera, La Hora, La Nación, and MTG newspaper for Santiago’s Metro. He currently works as the night-watch editor of Las Últimas Noticias newspaper.

 

Nicolás Sáez

Sin título, serie MARca, 2010

Concepción, Chile, 1973. Master and architect from Universidad del Bío Bío. He lives and works in Concepción, where he serves as art director for the Arquitecturas del Sur magazine, and as academic and investigator for Universidad del Bío Bío. Self-taught authorial photographer, he’s part of the Concepción Fotográfica collective.

His work inquiries into the human dwelling, perceived from the artificial supports containing it, its print, and its memory. Winner of Fondart projects (2007 y 2009), his work has been published in the book Contemporary Chilean Photography 02/CNCA (2010) and in the 2011I LOVE CACHAI edition of the Spanish magazine 10×15.

He’s photographer for Galería 64, the only gallery in our country specialized in photography. He has exhibited his works in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago, 2011); the Cuarta Bienal Internacional de Arte Beijing (2010); Musée de l’Élysée (Lausanne, 2011), the 4th biennial Photoquai (Paris, 2011); and in the Parque del Centro de fotografía – CMDF (Montevideo, 2011).

He has displayed his works, along with his collective, at the Castillo Montjuic (Barcelona), and at the MAC de Niterói (Río de Janeiro). In 2013, he was part of the selection for the Ruta5/Highway1 showing, at the Luggage  Store in San Francisco (2013).

www.concepcionfotografica.cl

 

Cristóbal Traslaviña

Hogar, dulce hogar, 2011

Santiago, 1982. He enters to study photography to the Escuela de Arte y Comunicación ARCOS in 2003. He received an university scholarship from the same school, and an artistic residency fellowship in Valparaiso, with Venezuelan photographer Nelson Garrido and Australian artist Max Pax. He was also nominated to the Rodrigo Rojas De Negri award, (2009-2010-2011), and the Premio Altazor a las Artes Nacionales (2011).

His work has been published in the books Contemporary Chilean Photography 02/CNCA (2010), and Residencia Artística en Fotografía Nelson Garrido (2010). He has done solo exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (2012); the Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho (2011), and the Centro Cultural Matucana 100 (2010). He has also been part of collective exhibitions.

The Luggage Store Gallery (San Francisco, 2013); of the contemporary art fair Art Basel (Miami); the Festival Internacional de Fotografía Fotograma (Montevideo, 2011); Tira de contacto, Festival Internacional de Fotografía de Valparaíso, FIFV (2011); Ekaterinburg Art Foundation, (Moscú, 2011); Antología visual de jóvenes contemporáneos; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago), and Viva el pop, at Palermo H gallery (Buenos Aires, agosto, 2009).

He was selected for Foto-rutas at the Bienal de Fotografía de Sevilla (2009).

His work has been published in several specialized magazines in Chile and abroad, and is represented by Galería 64 in Chile.

 

Leonora Vicuña

Los Angelitos, 1980

Santiago,1952. She lived in Paris, where she studied Social Sciences. On her return, she completed her photographic studies at Fotoarte School in Santiago, and she graduates in 1979. Later, in 2000, she obtained a multimedia producer diploma at the Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA).

Cultural manager, she took part in the creation and production of the Encuentros de Arte Joven (1979-1981), at the Instituto Cultural de Las Condes. She was co-director, with Ramón Díaz Eterovic, of the poetry magazine La Gota Pura, and, in 1981, she was part in the foundation of the AFI, just before returning to France in 1983, where she collaborated in several projects in the field of animation and cinema, like Alejandro Jodorowsky’s feature film The Rainbow Thief. Back in Chile in 2001, she settles down in Carahue, and begins to teach photography at Universidad Mayor, Universidad Diego Portales, and Universidad Autónoma de Temuco.

She has been granted several scholarships: Amigos del Arte in 1981, Fondart Nacional in 2001 and 2006, Fundación Andes in 2002, Fondart Regional in 2006. She was awarded with the Premio Altazor de las Artes in 2010.

Her photographs have been published in books, magazines, plaquettes, postal cards, TV shows, in Chile and abroad; and some of her images are part of public exhibitions, like the Musée du Châteaud’Eau (Toulouse), the Cabinet des Stampes (Paris) and the Museo de las Américas (Denver).

http://leonoraelectric.blogspot.com/

 

Alejandro Wagner

Muguerza, 2010

Viña del Mar, 1968. An architect by profession, he studies photography in a self-taught way. His principal point of interest is in everyday photography, in observing urban details and their context. He has experimented with several intervention techniques, in an attempt to give reality a new image.

Those are his two areas of interest: travel photography, where you find the definition of a place through its cultural elements, and rescue and intervention of historical photography.

About traveling, he has looked for similarities and differences in a cultural level, searching for a neo-exoticism, the same appetite that moved the naturalists in the 19th Century, and he has focused in archeology, and desired places, in the collective global memory level.

Regarding the historic photography, he’s interested in rescuing it, protecting the original copies that are undervalued, or in a simple state of abandonment. From this prime source some experiments are born. From this mixture, he develops new images by re-interpreting them.

http://awasnel.blogspot.com/

 

Nicolás Wormull

Viña del Mar, 2007

Santiago, 1977. He was born in Santiago, Chile, and was raised in Sweden, where he became a photographer. He’s been living in Chile for the last six years, where he works as an independent photographer for both Scandinavian and Chilean media.

His work is characterized for being personal documentary projects reflecting the presence of the individual.
He has been granted several awards and mentions, among which are notorious the Unión de Reporteros Gráficos de Chile (Fotografía del año), Sony Award, PhotoEspaña, ILLA, New York PhotoFestival, Magnum Expression Award, and the Rodrigo Rojas De Negri award (2011). He’s a member of the Sweden photojournalism agency Kontinent.

http://www.nicolaswormull.com/