Cristopher Rogel Blanquet


Cristopher Rogel Blanquet (b. 1984) is a documentary photographer and journalist whose work specializes on coverage of social conflict, torture, migration, human rights, vulnerable groups and natural disasters. He believes that photography is not only a powerful medium to tell other people's stories, but a window to communicate what he sees through the eyes of others. 

Often focusing on issues in his native Mexico, his work includes reports on self-defense groups in Michoacán, the enforced disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, and children working in the poppy fields of the Guerrero mountains. He has also documented the Syrian war refugees and the Ukrainian war. 

In 2021, he received the Eugene Smith Grant, 2nd place in the International Photo Awards, Deeper Perspective, and was accepted as a member of the National System of Art Creators by Mexico's Ministry of Culture. He was awarded the POY Award of Excellence for the same project awarded in the 2023 World Press Photo Contest. 

Rogel Blanquet won the International Documentary Photography Competition by the ENS of Colombia (National Trade Union School) in 2015 for his photo-documentary Los niños del opio, and he collaborated on the multimedia project Desaparecidos which won the Ortega y Gasset Prize (2016).

World Press Photo Involvement:
2023 World Press Photo Contest winner

Cristopher Rogel Blanquet on Social Media:
Instagram: @rogelblanquet
Twitter: @RogelBlanquet

Cristopher Rogel Blanquet

Portrait credit: Alan Carranza