Alinka Echeverría (b. Mexico City, 1981) lives and works between Mexico City and London. A 2008 graduate of The International Center of Photography in New York, Echeverria additionally earned an M.A in Social Anthropology at The University of Edinburgh. Most recently named ‘International Photographer of the Year’ of 2012 by the Lucie Awards, Echeverria previously won the HSBC Prize for Photography in 2011. Other notable recognitions include Gold Medals in Fine Art and Portraiture from PX3 Prix Pour la Photographie, awards from CENTER, Magenta Foundation and American Photo and nominations for the prestigious Paul Huf Award and the Prix Pictet.
Echeverria’s work has been featured in over fifty exhibitions worldwide, including solo exhibitions at the 2012 Lima Biennial of Photography, the Moscow Photobiennale, EB&Flow Gallery in London and the Festival of Light in Buenos Aires. Notable collective exhibtions include the 52nd Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007, The New York Photo Festival (2010), Steven Kasher Gallery in New York (2010), Flash Forward Festival in Toronto (2010,2011), Galerie Réverbère in Lyon (2011), Galerie Baudoin Lebon in Paris (2011), Maison de la Photographie in Lille (2011), Maison European de la Photographie in Paris (2011), The Royal College of Art in London (2011), the National Portrait Gallery in London (2011), Bibliothèque Nationale de France François Mitterrand (2011) and Fototeca Nacional del INAH and Museo Archivo de la Fotografía in Mexico (2011). In 2011 she was a participant of World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass. Her personal work has been published by GEO, Marie Claire, Liberation, Le Monde Magazine, Le Monde, The British Journal of Photography, Visura Magazine, PHOTO, Time’s Lightboxm Ogoniok and FOAM. In 2011 she published her first book with foreword by Christian Caujolle. Collections include: The Museum of Fine Artes in Houston, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Fundación Casa Medina Sidonia, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, HSBC France/Fondation de France, Lehigh University Art Galleries LUAG.
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