Juan Cristóbal Cobo
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
I was born in Cali, Colombia and moved to New York as a teenager. In 2015, after 30 years working as a cinematographer and commercial director, I quit and went out to the streets to explore my passion, still photography. From these long hours and days of wandering came my first photographic essay, La Séptima which was featured in The New York Times’ Lens Blog, L’œil de la photographie, The New Yorker,The Ground Truth Journal, Five Journal, among others. Since then I’ve been commissioned to work for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Bussiness, Science Magazine and others. I was selected for the Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Review sponsored by the NY Times and CUNY School of Journalism and atended Magnum Workshops with Michael Christopher Brown , Alec Soth , Jim Goldberg and Mark Power. I was one of the winners in the Sony World Photo Awards , AI_AP Latin American Fotografia 4,5, and 6 and made it to the selected group of “Los Diez” for a travelling exhibition throughout several countries. I was selected as one of the Twelve Best Street Photographers in the world by The Huffington Post.
For my personal projects I’m interested in capturing not reality as it is, but the emotional connection I establish with it. This is how the silent and solitary art of photography is a mean for me to get to know the world as I get to know myself better.
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