Juanita Escobar (Colombia,1985).
Self-taught photographer, her work with documentary photography has been always inclined towards the human being in relation to the environment, towards nature in all its manifestations, which involve the idea of Territory. For her, the way to approach Territory has an essential and necessary Gender focus. This two subjects, Gender and Territory, are the main fields of her research through photography
Winner of the Colombian National Photography Prize in 2009 with her work People – Land, exhibited in the Santa Clara Museum, Bogotá, and co-author of the book, Silences: A plain of Women published by Número in 2009. Winner of the Crea Digital scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Technologies in Colombia for the undertaking of the e-book, El llano a ras de cielo, 2012. Selected for the World Press Masterclass Latin America 2015 in Mexico. In 2016 won the Portfolio Review Prize from National Geographic Society for her 9 year long body of work, Llano, in San Jose Photo Festival, Uruguay. Since 2016 she is member of the Colombian photography collective Colectivo+1 known by the creation of the educational project 20fotógrafos. Selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 2017. Author of the Photobook Llano, published by KWY in Perú, 2017.