Johanna Alarcón


Johanna Alarcón (b. 1992) is a freelance photojournalist and visual storyteller based in Ecuador. Her work focuses on social justice, human rights, identity and gender related issues. 

Alarcón is a National Geographic Explorer and member of Ayün Fotógrafas, Fluxus Foto, Visura.Co, Fotoféminas, Women Photograph and Diversify Photo. She is an author of Cimarrona: Soy Negra porque el sol me miró KWY published book (2022). 

Her work has been exhibition in Photoville NYC, Latin American Photography Festival Bronx Documentary Center (2019-2020), Montevideo Photography Center (2021), and has been featured in The New York Times, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Bloomberg, De Volkskrant, Reuters, among others. 

Alarcón’s recognitions include: Inge Morath Award (2022), Photography and Social Justice Fellowship Magnum Foundation (2021), Community Awareness Award Photographer of the Year International (2021), First Place in Photographer of the Year Latin America Health Category (2020), FotoEvidence Book Award - CovidLatam (2021), Grantee of COVID-19 Magnum Foundation Found (2021), Open Society and Gabo Foundation's fund for investigations and new narratives on drugs (2020), Will Riera Award (2019), Everyday Projects and Visura Co Mentorship (2018-2019).

World Press Photo Involvement:
2023 World Press Photo Contest winner
2020 Joop Swart Masterclass participant 
2019 6x6 Global Talent South America 

Johanna Alarcón on Social Media:
Instagram: @johis.alarcon

Johanna Alarcón

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