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


  Biography


Carlos Bernate, born and raised in Bucaramanga, Colombia, is a gender-fluid photographer, videographer, writer, whose work is focused on human rights, identity, and social humanitarian-related issues. In 2016, 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, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, amongst others. They have also been recognized with a number of honors and awards. For example, the AI-AP American Photography selected them as both 2021 and 2022 winner, while they won two Virginia Press Association Awards in 2019. Also, their stories have also been exhibited worldwide in Portugal, Argentina, Colombia, and 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 Latine non-profit organization called Sacred Heart Center.
 

  Clients

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

  Software

Knowledgeable of FTP servers | Adobe suite: Premiere, Photoshop, Lightroom, Photo Mechanic


  Awards and Recognitions


  2022, Selected and will be attending the Dart Center Crisis Zones Course at the Columbia Journalism School / May 18-22

  

  2022, AI-AP American Photography AP38 Selected Winner


  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 


  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
 
 2014, Audiovisual Documentary Showroom, “Un mundo de color bajo tierra”, during the XVII Mountain and Speleology Week in Bogotá, Colombia



 Work References

Marie Monteleone | Assignment Photo Editor Bloomberg News | mmonteleone3@bloomberg.net

Ariel Zambelich | Lead Photo Editor The Wall Street Journal | ariel.zambelich@wsj.com

Tanner Curtis | Photo Editor The New York Times | tanner.curtis@nytimes.com

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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