Carlos Bernate / +1 (804)-584-3921 / email@example.com he/they/them Based in Richmond, VA. I'm available to travel in/out the state. For assignments, purchase a print or license an image, please email me.
Carlos Bernate, born and raised in Bucaramanga, Colombia, is a gender-fluid photographer, videographer, communications specialist, and writer. Their work is focused on human rights, identity, and social humanitarian-related issues. In 2016, Bernate completed a four- year degree in Photography & Film from the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá, Colombia.
Carlos’ work has been published internationally, notably in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, amongst many others. They have also been recognized with several honors and awards. For example, the AI-AP American Photography selected Carlos as both a 2021 and 2022 winner and three awards by The Virginia Press Association in 2019. Their stories have also been exhibited worldwide in Portugal, Argentina, Colombia, and the USA.
Currently, they're dedicated to documenting their community in Richmond, Virginia, where they have been based since 2017. Additionally, Carlos works as a Communications Coordinator for a Latin American non-profit organization called Sacred Heart Center in Richmond.
The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Insider, NPR, ESPN, Redux Pictures, Le Monde, Liberation, NBC News, The Guardian, Richmond Magazine, Richmond Free Press, PhotoVille, Audubon Naturalist Society.
2022, AI-AP American Photography AP38 Selected Winner 2022, Selected/Participant, Dart Center Crisis Zones Course at Columbia Journalism School 2021, AI-AP American Photography AP37 Chosen Winner 2019, XXXII Eddie Adams Workshop 2019, Best in Show, Specialty Photography at Virginia Press Association Award,"Within These Walls", Published in Richmond Magazine 2019, First Place,Picture Story or Essay at Virginia Press Association Award,"Within These Walls", Published in Richmond Magazine 2019, Third Place,Combination-Picture-and-Story, at Virginia Press Association Award,"Within These Walls", Published in Richmond Magazine 2019, 7th annual New York Times Portfolio review 2018, Blink Portfolio Review, New York - USA 2017, Participant, RISC Training in New York - USA 2017, Festival Errante & National Geographic Portfolio Review, Montevideo - Uruguay 2017, Finalist 23° Latin American Documentary Photography Contest “Los Trabajos y los Días” 2017, Selected/Winner“Festival INstantes” in Avintes, Portugal 2016, Finalist at "Alto Contraste" photography contest of the Observatory of racial discrimination in Colombia 2016, Selected Photo Patagonia “I International Festival of Analogue Photography and Alternative Processes” at Santa Cruz Cultural Complex in Río Gallegos, Argentina 2015, Finalist 21° Latin American Documentary Photography Contest “Los Trabajos y los Días” in Medellín
2022, Solo exhibition "Petersburg: A City of Opportunity" at Art League Art Park in Petersburg, VA. Public art project commissioned by Photoville 2017, 23° Latin American Documentary Photography Contest “Los Trabajos y los Días” in Medellín 2017, Festival INstantes, Had the series "Raúl Left to War; Such Pain, Such Shame", exhibited in Avintes, Portugal. Curated by Pereira Lopez 2016, Fotoencuentro V Miradas y memorias sobre territorios,Exhibition and Discussion of my series "Home sweet gold", curated by Sandra Suarez at University Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá 2016, Photo Patagonia I International Festival of Analogue Photography and Alternative Processes,Had a photo from my series"Susurros" exhibited at Santa Cruz Cultural Complex in Río Gallegos, Argentina 2016, Mujer Fatal 2016 showroom at the Gilberto Alzate Avedaño Foundation in Bogotá together with a collective directed by the artist Matilde Guerrero and the support of the “Red Comunitaria Trans” 2015, Narrativas Documentales Contemporáneas, Had the series"Popular Saints" exhibited at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá, curated by Beatriz Munera and Ana Varela 2015, 21° Latin American Documentary Photography Contest “Los Trabajos y los Días” in Medellín 2014, Audiovisual Documentary Showroom, “Un mundo de color bajo tierra”, during the XVII Mountain and Speleology Week in Bogotá, Colombia