Juanita Escobar

Photographer, Colombia

Juanita Escobar Juan Andujar

Juanita Escobar is a self-taught photographer whose work with documentary photography has always focused on the human being in relation to the environment, and nature in all its manifestations.

This involves the idea of territory, approached with an essential and necessary gender focus. These two subjects, gender and territory, are the main themes of her photographic research.

Juanita won the Colombian National Photography Prize in 2009 with her work People – Land, exhibited in the Santa Clara Museum, Bogotá, and co-author of the book, Silence: A plain of Women published by Número in 2009. She is also the winner of the Crea Digital scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Technologies in Colombia for the undertaking of the e-book, El llano a ras de cielo, 2012. She was selected for the World Press Masterclass Latin America 2015 in Mexico and the Joop Swart Masterclass 2017 in Amsterdam. In 2016 Juanita won the Portfolio Review Prize from National Geographic Society for her body of work created over nine years, 'Llano', in San Jose Photo Festival, Uruguay. 

Juanita has been a member of the Colombian photography collective Colectivo+1 since 2016.

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