Sergio Valenzuela-Escobedo


Sergio Valenzuela-Escobedo is an artist and researcher with a diverse career in the fields of curation and editorial work. 

Since 2016, he has curated notable exhibitions such as Mapuche at the Musée de l’Homme in Paris; Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation, which, under his careful guidance, embarked on a European tour; Geometric Forests at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2022, and the compelling trilogy Mama Coca, Ipáamamu – Stories of Wawaim, and Oro Verde at Fotofestiwal in Lodz 2023. 

He holds a PhD in Photography from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (ENSP, Arles) and serves as a bridge between research, education, and curatorial practice, effectively linking two continents, the Americas and Europe. 

Valenzuela-Escobedo is also an artistic director and co-founder of doubledummy studio, a platform that provides a space for creating and exhibiting critical reflections on documentary photography. Additionally, he is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). Valenzuela-Escobedo’s critical perspectives are articulated in specialized publications such as Inframince (France), 1000words (England), and Mirà (Monaco), where he regularly contributes.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2024 Joop Swart Masterclass mentor

Sergio Valenzuela-Escobedo on Social Media:
Instagram: @valenzuela_escobedo

Sergio Valenzuela-Escobedo

Portrait credit: Nicola Noemi Copolla