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 Magazine, Visura 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.