Luján Agusti was born in Puerto Madryn, Argentina in 1986. She currently lives and works in both Mexico and Argentina, developing long-term projects. Through her work, she explores issues of identity construction in relation to the territories and places we inhabit. Photography is her main language, using other disciplines to analyze the medium.
Lujan’s 2017 accomplishments include winning the Women Photograph + ONA Grant, the 2017 Emerging Artist Scholarship Recipient of Lucie Foundation, Winner of the CUARTOSCURO Foundry Workshop Scholarship (2017).
Lujan recently won the Women Photograph + ONA Grant in 2017. She was also selected as the 2017 Emerging Artist Scholarship Recipient of Lucie Foundation; the winner of CUARTOSCURO Foundry Workshop Scholarship (2017); the First Prize winner of the Book Call of Encontros da Imagem (Portugal, 2016); recipient of the Roberto Villagraz Fellowship of EFTI (Spain, 2016) and the Young Stimulus Prize of the ArtexArte Biennial (Argentina, 2015). She won second place in the contest of MEC, Museo en los Cerros (Jujuy, 2017) and was selected for the First Book Award of MACK Books (2016). She has been nominated for Joop Swart Masterclass (2016, 2017) of World Press Photo; and selected for the Eddie Adams Workshop (2017); the New York Portfolio Review (2017) and the XVII Photography Biennial of Centro de la Imagen (Mexico, 2016).
Her work has been exhibited internationally in Argentina, Mexico, Canada, the United States, Spain, and India, and has been published by media organizations including National Geographic, The New York Times Lens Blog, The New York Times en Español, The British Journal of Photography, Vice, de Volkskrant, El Pais, Fotofeminas, Lensculture, LAT Photo Magazine, MUD Magazine, among others. In 2016, she published her first photobook “Un montón de ropa” (“A pile of clothes”). She is member of Agencia ZUR (Argentina).