Carolina is a Brazilian independent photographer based in Paris, France. She pursues documentary stories both in Europe as in South America (mostly Brazil). In her work, we can see her quest for the construction of our contemporain identity, a search for the paths of a turning point moment from what is left from the colonial history in direction of a settled globalized world.  

Born in Minas Gerais, she grew up between countryside city Uberaba and the megalopolis of Sao Paulo. Naturalized French, it has been more the ten years she lives in France.  Carolina has as Photography degree at SENAC, Social Communication Journalism at the Catholic University of Sao Paulo and a master degree in Cultural Project Development at Barcelona University. She has also participated at VII Agency Masterclass 2014-2015.

Carolina is a Canon Ambassador and her work can be seen in publications such as Stern, L'Obs, New York Times, The Guardian, LENS Blog, Le Monde, among others. 

CORPORATE CLIENTS: Kronenbourg, Renault, FIAT, PUIG, RealizeProd, Snetor, LATAM, among others.


2017 Firecracker Grant, laureate 

2016 Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère Grant, laureate

2015 Canon Award for Women Photographers, finalist 

2015 Julia Margaret Cameron Award 7th Edition, a finalist 

2013 Emergentes DST Award, a finalist

2011 Women Changing India PNB Paribas & Magnum Photo Agency Competition, a finalist



2017  Modern Art Museum of Recife (Brazil), French Embassy exhibition

2017  Maison Européene de la Photography + ARPIA association, work projection

2016  Angkhor Festival Cambodge, projection

2016  Bienal of Documentary Photography, Berlin

2015  "Looking Forward", First Exhibition of LENS Blog / New York Times in Africa, Lagos Photo Festival, Nigéria

2013   Finalistas Emergentes DST, collective exhibition, Teatro Circo, Braga, Portugal

Carolina Arantes Photography

Carolina is a Brazilian independent photographer based in Paris, France. She pursues documentary stories both in Europe as in Brazil.
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