Juan Torres also known as Juancho is a Colombian photographer whose images explore social inequality and human-right issues.

He studied Photojournalism at the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) and Social Communication and Journalism at Politécnico Gran Colombiano in Colombia.

He works as a freelance photojournalist and also pursuing personal documentary projects. In 2015, Juancho returns to Colombia after a long time in the United States, to photograph the country’s protracted conflict and indigenous communities in South America.

Juancho is a regular contributor for some news agency’s like Images Live, International Photomedia, His photographs have been featured in Positive Magazine in Italy, Newsweek, Las Dos Orillas Magazine, DW News, Daily Mail, Internazionale among others. Currently based in Colombia and South America, available for assignment worldwide. Currently, he is covering news, editorial, Stock-Photo archive collection include coverage of a wide variety of environmental, economic, social, politics, cultural and religious issues. I


EDUCATION 

2008: Social Communications and Journalist at Politecnico Gran Colombiano, BogotaD.C, Colombia  
2009: Photography at Zona Cinco “Escuela de Fotografia y Cine” Bogota D.C, Colombia.
2010: Product and Commercial Photography at Skylight College Bogota D.C, Colombia.
2013: Completed Photojournalism Course NYIP, New York City, N.Y.
2017: Workshop “Arauca Documental” with Federico Rios Escobar and Juan Miguel Alvarez Photo-Documentary, Arauca, Colombia.
2017: Workshop “Nuqui documental” with Federico Rios Escobar Photo-Documentary, Nuqui-Choco, Colombia.

EMPLOYMENT 2017 Freelance Photographer  Anadolu news Agency Colombia.
2014 Distributed Photographer for Images Live  Agency “International Photomedia” in the USA and Latin America (Ecuador, Brazil, Peru) Indigenous Projects and Colombian Post-conflict.  
2016 Joined the Colombian Documentary Collective “Fundacion Cine Social” as a Photojournalist Teacher and DOP of Documentary Projects.
2008 Present: Freelance photographer and documentary Journalist.

SELECTED AWARDS / GRANTS 2012 Recipient of Department of Culture and Arts Lake George “Photography “The Subway”.
2011 Honored by the Lead Academy in New York in the “Documentary Photographer of the Season” category.  
2010 Selected as an Emerging Talent for Reportage by International Photomedia.  
2013 NYIP ­‐ Deeper Perspective Nominee. New York, USA
SELECTED COLLECTIONS: Queens Library at Jackson Heights   
CLIENTS / PUBLICATIONS: Positive Magazine, las 2 Orillas, Brooklyn Eagle, New York World, VICE magazine (USA), Naples Daily News, The Start News, Queens Latino, Press & Sun-Bulletin, The Saratogian, Daily Messenger, among others.

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