Christian Rodriguez (Uruguay) is a documentary photographer and filmmaker who explores themes related to social inequalities, gender, identity and underrepresented communities working all over the world. Currently, he is developing two main long-term projects: “Teen Mom,” about teenage pregnancy in Latin America, and a personal project on Realismo Mágico (Magical Realism), the Latin American literary trend. His work has been exhibited in festivals al over the world such as GetxoPhoto, PhotoEspaña, Paraty Em Foco, Photo Phnom Penh Festival, Photobook Bristol, Photoville and the "Bienal de Fotografía" of the "Centro de la Imagen" (Mexico); and has been published internationally, including National Geographic Magazine, American Scientist, Nature Conservancy, The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, NRC Handerlsblad, El Mundo, Getty Images, Facebook, Instagram and others. He was regular contributor of news agency like Reuters, AFP and Bloomberg News.

In addition to his work as photographer he is creator and director of International Photo festivals in Uruguay. Currently Director of Festival Errante.

He has been awarded the Roberto Villagraz Scholarship of EFTI (Spain), Nuevo Talento Fnac (Spain), Ojo de Pez Human Rights First Prize (Spain) and Getty Instagram Grant 2016 among others. Rodriguez gives workshops and lectures in Latin America and Europe.  He became a 2017 TED fellow for his long term project “TEEN MOM”.

Photo: Bret Hartman

Awards+Honors   (Selection)

 

  • 2017  TED Global speaker 

  • 2017  TED Fellow 

  • 2016  Winner Getty Instagram Grant

  • 2916  Shortlisted Photobook Bristol, MOTOBAIK, UK 

  • 2015  1st Prize  PHE OjodePez Award for Human Values, Spain

  • 2015  1st Prize Festival Llamale H, Uruguay

  • 2015  Trasantlántica PHOTOESPAÑA Multimedia Prize, Spain

  • 2015  1st Prize  POYi Latam “Women in Society”

  • 2015  3rd Prize in Photographic Museum of Humanity

  • 2015  The New York Times portfolio review, New York, US

  • 2013  FNAC Photography new talent , Spain

  • 2011  1st Prize POYi Latam 

  • 2010  Future Award, EFTI,Spain

  • 2009  Roberto Villagraz scholarship EFTI, Spain. 

Lectures+Workshops (Selection)

 

  • 2017  Women’s Forum, Mexico city, Mexico.

  • 2017  Stanford University, San Francisco, US.

  • 2017  Facebook journalism project, Mexico City, Mexico. 

  • 2017  TED global, Arusha, Tanzania.

  • 2016  Gabriel Garcia Marquez Festival, Medellín, Colombia

  • 2016  Arts Santa Mónica, Barcelona, Spain.

  • 2016  Mirar Distinto Photo Festival, Veracruz, Mexico.

  • 2016  FLUZ, Quito, Ecuador.

  • 2016  CROMA, Bogotá, Calí, Medellín, Colombia.

  • 2015  Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada.

  • 2015  Masterclass in EFTI, Madrid, Spain

  • 2015  Madalena Centro de Estudios, São Paulo, Brazil

  • 2015  ADM, Mexico City, Mexico.

  • 2014  Paraty em foco Internacional Photography Festival, Brazil.

  • 2014  Lecture in University of Architecture,Montevideo, Uruguay.

Books

 

  • 2016 XIEC, Self-publish, Edition of artist, Mexico. 

  • 2016  MOTOBAIK, Vibrant Editora, Brasil

  • 2015  Pequeños Formatos, Editora Madalena, Brasil

  • 2014  #SELFIE Vibrant Editora Madrid-,São Paulo Brasil