Alinka Echeverria’s Profile

The Road to Tepeyac By Alinka Echeverria
28Apr2011
The Road to Tepeyac
The Road to Tepeyac is a typology of the backs of three hundred Mexican Catholic pilgrims on...
Cuba 1959: The Second Front By Alinka Echeverria
31Oct2010
Cuba 1959: The Second Front
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Alinka Echeverría (b. Mexico City 1981) is a Mexican/British photographer currently based in France.  In 2010 she was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass of the World Press Photo Foundation and was awarded by The Magenta Foundation in Toronto and CENTER in Santa Fe.  Her personal work has been published by The British Journal of Photography, The Sunday Times MagazineVisura Magazine, Cuartoscuro, Bite! Magazine, Fraction Magazine, American Photo, BCM, Explore.org and China Weekly.  She has been featured in various exhibitions worldwide including the 52nd Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007), Pingyao Photo Festival in China (2008), Spazio Oberdan in Milan (2009), Host Gallery in London (2009), La Fototeca de La Habana (2009), The New York Photo Festival (2010), Newspace Center for Photography in Portland (2010), Steven Kasher Gallery in New York (2010) and the Flash Forward Festival in Toronto (2010).

She is a graduate of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program at The International Center of Photography in New York and has an M.A in Social Anthropology and Development from The University of Edinburgh.  Alinka’s working background in development and visual communication projects in East Africa, India, Mexico and Cuba deeply informs her practice as a photographer.  Her work mainly focuses on the human connection to place, collective memory, ritual and identity.  She is currently working on a project about the collective memory of the veterans of the Cuban Revolution as well as a project on the city of Marseille.

ALINKA ECHEVERRIA SAMPERIO MEXICO D.F 1981 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS 2010 Flash Forward Group Show- Flash Forward Festval, Toronto. Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon. Inspired - Steven Kasher Gallery, New York. Hunt & Chase – Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton. LOOK3 Between – Charlottesville, Virginia. Reportage Atri Festival, Italy. Baobabs - Fotovisura Latin American Pavillion, New York Photo Festival Dialects – What We Saw – The International Center of Photography, New York 2009 In Stitches - Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York. Foto 8 Summer Show - Crane Kalman Gallery, Brighton, UK. Noviembre fotografico, Plaza Vieja, Havana La Otra Maleta Mexicana - La Fototeca de La Habana, Cuba. La Otra Maleta Mexicana- Biblioteca de México, México D. F. Foto 8 Summer Show, Host Gallery - London, curated by Jon Levy Arte Contemporanea di America Latina - Galleria Jean Blancheart – Milan The Art of Photography Show - San Diego, curated by Charlotte Cotton. Ian Parry Scholarship Show - Getty Images Gallery – London 'Americas Latinas : Las Fatigas del Querer' - Spazio Oberdan, Milan. Curated by Phillipe Daverio. 2008 5th Reel Venus Film Festival - New York What We Saw- 28 Emerging Photographers, Pingyao Photo Festival, China. XIII Slideluck Potshow – New York Reflect - International Center of Photography, New York. Curated by: Alison Morley & Robert Blake.. Rajasthan Nómada - Museo de Los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, México. 'Image 08 ' - Winners Exhibition - American Society of Media Photographers, New York. 2007 “Faccia Lei– Faces as Maps of Evidence” Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art, Spazio Thetis, Arsenale. Curated by : Elena Agudio. Rajasthan Nómada, Galería La Meridiana , Madrid. 2006 Rajasthan Nómada- Academia d’Arte Cignaroli, Crossroads festival, Verona. AWARDS Magenta Foundation – UK Winner 2010 Center : Santa Fe – Second Prize editor’s choice 2010 World Press Photo Foundation-Joop Swart Masterclass - Nomination 2010 Reflexions Masterclass - Nomination 2010 Ian Parry Scholarship - Finalist 2009 New York Photo Festival Awards - Nomination 2009 American Photo Images of the Year 2008 - Honorable mention American Society of Media Photographers - 'Image 08' winner and judges choice award. EDUCATION 2010-2011 Artist in Residence at L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie. Arles, France. 2007-2008 International Center of Photography - New York 2006-2007 Active School of Photography - México 2000-2004 University of Edinburgh - United Kingdom MA Honours in Social Anthropology & Development 2002-2003 University of Bologna - Italy Exchange Program - Politics; Visual Anthropology

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