Oscar B. Castillo

Oscar B. Castillo

Oscar B. Castillo is a Venezuelan documentary photographer and multimedia artist whose work focuses on social subjects that explore ideas of identity, the cycles of violence and political rupture and the initiatives for improvement generated by the affected communities, at the time that questions the structures of power and the photographic industry and the role we and our images can play in a deeper, more complex and more effective dialogue.


He has followed and developed personal projects, fellowships and assignments in many different parts of the world and have been exhibited widely. His work has been published by Le Monde, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Days Japan, The New Yorker, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and TIME Magazine. His work was recognized by Picture of the Year Latin America in 2015 and with an Eugene Smith Fellowship in 2016. He is the recipient of three Magnum Foundation grants and was awarded the Tim Hetherington Special Award at the Eddie Adams Workshop. His Photobook “Esos Que Saben” is a finalist for the Aperture / Paris Photo Book Award and was selected by TIME Magazine in the Top 20 Photobooks of 2022.


Parallel to his photographic work he has developed a passion for teaching, being photography as well an important tool for education, inclusion and social improvement. As instructor and teacher he has taken part in participatory photographic workshops and formal educational programs in Colombia, Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, Haiti, India and Venezuela amongst other places.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Oscar B. Castillo

The New New Yorkers

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2023

The journey of Yenis Andrade, a young migrant woman from Venezuela, the birth of her new baby girl, and their first steps of her and her family rebuilding their lives with New York as their new home.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Oscar B. Castillo

Jun 62023

Photoville Education Field Trips: Oscar Castillo

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Oct 42020

Photography and Social Justice: Sharing Works in Progress

We’re sharing some inside looks into the processes and experiences of our 2020 Photography and Social Justice Fellows as their projects near completion.

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