Carlos Bernate / +1 (804)-397-0965 / carlosbernate14@gmail.com

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  Biography


Carlos Bernate is a gender-fluid Colombian documentary photographer whose work is focused on human rights, identity, and social humanitarian-related issues. Currently, they are dedicated to documenting their community in Richmond, Virginia, where they had been based since 2017.


In 2018, Carlos completed a degree in Photography & Film from the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá, Colombia. Their work has been published internationally in The New York Times, The Washington Post, ProPublica, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Guardian, NPR, Internazionale, amongst others. Their stories have also been exhibited worldwide in Portugal, Argentina, Colombia, and USA. 



  Awards and Recognitions

  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, 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, SelectedPhoto 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 


  Exhibits 
 

 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
 
 2015, Audiovisual Documentary Showroom, “Un mundo de color bajo tierra”, during the XVII Mountain and Speleology Week in Bogotá, Colombia

Carlos Bernate

Pronouns He/They/Them Carlos Bernate is a gender-fluid Colombian documentary photographer whose work is focused on human rights, identity, and social humanitarian-related issues. Currently, They are dedicated to documenting their community in Richmond, Virginia, where they had been based since 2017. In 2018, Bernate completed a degree in Photography & Film from the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá, Colombia. Their work has been published internationally in The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Guardian, NPR, Internazionale, amongst others. Their stories have also been exhibited worldwide in Portugal, Argentina, Colombia, and USA.
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