Johanna Alarcón (1992) is a freelance photojournalist and educator in Ecuador.
Her work focuses on social, cultural, human rights and gender-related issues. She is a Member of Fluxus Foto Collective. Her work has been published in: New York Times Lens Culture, Bloomberg, Courrier Magazine, Huck Magazine, AJ+ Español, Folha Sao Paulo International, El Pais, Bex Magazine.
Johanna was selected World Press Photo 6x6 Global Talent South America and attended the 2019 New York Times portfolio review
Johanna's recognitions include the Everyday Projects Mentorship Award, Afroamericanos award (Ecuador), and the Juan Antonio Serrano photojournalism award. She received an Honorable Mention in the photobook competition RM.
Currently, she works on assignments, teaching and her personal projects.
AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS2019 – Selected World Press Photo 6X6 Talent South America2019 - Selected participant/ Woman Photograph Workshop (Quito, Ecuador)2019 - Collective exhibition/ Mujeres más que fotógrafas (Bogotá, Colombia) 2019 – Will Riera Award / Eddie Adams Workshop (New York, USA)2019 - Selected participant/ Eddie Adams Workshop (New York,USA) 2019 – Visura. Co Artist Residence (Brooklyn, NYC) 2019 – Exhibition / Photoville Emerging Cubes (Brooklyn, NYC) 2019 – 2nd Annual Latin America Photo Festival organized by Bronx Documentary Center (Bronx, NYC)2019 – Selected participant /New York Times Portfolio Review / USA 2019 – Selected participant/ Women Photograph 2019 – Collective exhibition / Arde (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 2018 – Mentee/ Everyday Projects Mentorship 2018 – Member / Fotógrafas Latinoamericanas 2018 – Winner / Afroamericans Projects/ AECID (Ecuador) 2018 – Selected tutor/ 20 photographers (Concepción, Bolivia) 2018 – Collective exhibition /Lumix Festival / Native Agency (Hannover, Germany) 2018 – Collective exhibition /Foto Albúm ( Cuenca-Guayaquil, Ecuador) 2018 – Collective exhibition /“Back to the Market”/ Fundación Museos (Quito, Ecuador) 2018 – Collective exhibition/ ”Contaminados: Lo popular del arte”/ Anthropological Museum of Contemporary Art (Guayaquil, Ecuador) 2018 – Collective exhibition/ The 3×8 Behind the city/ Cumandá Urban Park (Quito, Ecuador) 2017 – Nominee/ 6×6 Global Talent Program / World Press Photo Foundation (Amsterdam) 2017 – Jury/ Juan Antonio Serrano photojournalism award (students, category) 2017 – Collective exhibition/ “Ciudades Visibles”/ Metropolitan Cultural Center (Quito, Ecuador) 2017 – Selected participant/ “Visión y Expresión Fotográfica” Workshop / Gihan Tubbet – Festival Gabo (Medellín,Colombia) 2017 – Winner / Arts and cultural projects / Cultural Secretary (Quito, Ecuador) 2017 – Honor mention/ RM Photobook Contest / RM Editorial (Spain) 2016 – Member/ Photographic Museum of Humanity 2016 – Winner / Juan Antonio Serrano photojournalism Award (Ecuador) 2016 – Collective publication/ FLUZ Quito/ RM Editorial (Spain) 2016 – Collective exhibition/ “Mujeres Sanadoras” (Quito, Ecuador)2016 – Collective exhibition/ “Espiritualidades” / USFQ & Museums Fundation (Quito, Ecuador) 2016 – Collective exhibition/ “Sucede cuando callamos” (Quito, Ecuador) 2015 – Photo Intervention / ELLA Encuentro Latinoamericano de Mujeres (Cochabamba, Bolivia) 2015 – Talker / Young TED-ex (Quito, Ecuador)