Johis Alarcón

Johanna Alarcón, (1992) is a freelance documentary photographer and educator in Ecuador. Her work focuses on social, cultural, and human rights, and gender-related issues. She is a Member of Fluxus Foto, Woman Photograph, and PH Museum.

Her work has been published in: Lens Culture, The New York Times, Folha de Sao Paulo International, El País, Bex Magazine, Lifestyles Magazine, The SpacebarMedia NinjaLa Barra EspaciadoraCommunity Press.

She has participated in group exhibitions at: Guy Woodland, Lumix Festival, Visible Cities, FLUZ. Johanna attended the 2019 New York Times portfolio review, 2nd Latin American Bronx Documentary Festival, and is a Joop Swart Masterclass, and 6×6 Global Talent nominee.

Johanna’s recognitions include the Everyday Projects Mentorship Award, Afroamericanos award (Ecuador), and the Juan Antonio Serrano photojournalism award. She received an Honorable Mention in the photobook competition RM. Mentor in 20 Photographers in Campament. Currently, she works on assignments, teaches, and continues with her personal projects.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Johis Alarcón

Cimarrona: Women and African Spirituality

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

This ongoing project explores the representation of women and African spirituality: as guardians of ancestral African practices, as a method of cultural preservation, and to challenge the cultural resistance of the diaspora in the Ecuadorian territory.

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