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Pablo Albarenga (Montevideo, 1990) is a visual storyteller with a focus on human rights. As a photographer, he has documented the land conflicts in Latin America, involving traditional peoples, who are confronting large extractive industries to defend and protect their ancestral territories. Albarenga is a National Geographic Explorer, has been a multiple beneficiary of the Pulitzer Center, and was selected in 2020 as the photographer of the year by the Sony World Photography Awards.










AWARDS / GRANTS / EXHIBITIONS



2020

︎Sony World Photography Awards. Photographer of the year. ︎Sony World Photography Awards. Winner of the Latin America Professional Awards.
︎Sony World Photography Awards. Winner of the Creative Photography Category.
︎Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at the Sommerset House of London.
︎Seeds of Resistance. Collective exhibiton. Addis Foto Fest. Ethiopia.

︎Pulitzer Center grant for the project Rainforest Defenders Colombia, in collaboration with Francesc Badia i Dalmases from democraciaAbierta and Edilma Prada from Agenda Propia.
︎Selected for the DC Environmental Film Festival with Rainforest Defenders series.
︎World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass nominee.
︎Selected for the LENS New York Portfolio Reivew.

2019

︎Pulitzer Center grant for the project Rainforest Defenders Ecuador, in collaboration with Francesc Badia i Dalmases from democraciaAbierta.
︎National Geographic Explorer. Grant awarded with the project “Seeds of resistance”.

︎Pulitzer Center grant for the project Rainforest Defenders Brasil, in collaboration with Francesc Badia i Dalmases from democraciaAbierta and Engajamundo Brasil. ︎Pulitzer Center Grant for the project “The Last River” in collaboration with Caio Mota and Luna Gamez.
︎Individual exhibition. Mapping of indigenous portraits over the main buildings in Montevideo, to simulate a retake of traditional land.
︎RETOMADA - Photo Book about the indigenous struggle in Brazil.
︎World Press Photo Global Talent Program Nominee.
︎Seeds of Resistance, work in progress. Fotoativa, Belém, Pará, Brazil.


2018

︎Retomada. Collective exhibiton Addis Foto Fest. Ethiopia.
︎Tekoha. Individual exhibition about the land indigenous conflict all over Brazil. Casa Arbus. Uruguay.
︎Photobooth. Individual exhibition. iPhone made portraits. Bar Andorra. Uruguay.
︎AECID AFROAMERICANOS. Visual projects on afro-descendant communities in Latin America. 1st place along with Mayra Da Silva.
︎Mantengo lo que dije. Exhibition about the Guaraní Kaiowá conflict in Brazil, with Ana Mendes (BR). Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo. Uruguay.
︎Uruguayan moving photography exhibition. Invited with “Orosmán” series. Spain.

2017

 
︎iPhone Photography Awards. Honorable mention. USA.
︎ Fest Foto POA International Photography Festival- Finalist. 









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