Cristobal Olivares


Cristóbal Olivares, born in Santiago, Chile in 1988, is a documentary photographer with a special interest in social affairs. He is the co-founder of Buen Lugar Ediciones, an independent editorial initiative that publishes books and photography zines. 

From 2014 to mid-2016 Olivares was part of the VII Mentor Program and was a 2019 Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow.

He has received awards, residences, and grants from organizations including Magnum Foundation, MAST Foundation for Photography, Open Society Foundation, POY Latam, Photographic Museum of Humanity, FotoVisura, PhotoEspaña, ENS, National Council for the Culture and Arts, Images Singulières Festival, Querétaro Photofest, FIFV, the Rodrigo Rojas Denegri Award and the National Press Photo Awards (FotoPrensa).

Olivares is featured in the documentaries ‘Rectángulo en el Ojo’ about Chilean contemporary photographers and ‘A Conscious Dream’ by the Photographic Museum of Humanity.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2021 Digital Storytelling Contest winner 

Cristóbal Olivares on Social Media:
Instagram: @cristobalolivares
Twitter: @cristolivares

Cristobal Olivares

Image credit: Cristóbal Olivares