Carolina Arantes is a Brazilian independent Photographer, naturalised and based now in France.
Identity issues has always been an important question in her personal and professional life. Having moved houses so many times, she never felt she belonged somewhere. The fact of coming from a country where traditions are fragile developed on a melting pot of mixed origines, intrigues her about how colonial history is still present in democracies today. These issues are always surrounding her work and Stories. Carolina received the Jean-Luc Lagardère Grant in 2015, the Firecracker for Female Photographers in 2017 and recently got the a National Geographic Explorer (2020). She is part of the international group Women Photograph.
Invited artist by Centre Pompidou in 2021 for a Conference and Masterclass inside the yearly educational program of the Museum "Elles Font L'Art".
She has worked for medias and publications such as Stern, Le Figaro Magazine L'OBS, The Guardian, Le Monde, The New York Times, LENS Blog, among others.
Among her commercial clients, she has worked for: AirBnB, La ZEP, Kronenbourg, Renault, FCA, PUIG, LATAM, among others.
She works internationally - mainly between Europe and South America - covering personal projects, corporate and press as well.
2020 National Geographic Explorer 2017 Firecracker 2016 Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation Scholarship 2015 Canon Award for Women Photographers, Finalist 2015 Julia Margaret Cameron Award 7th Edition, finalist 2013 Prix Emergentes DST, finalist
2021 La Gacilly Baden Photo Festival 2020 La Gacilly Photo Festival 2019 FOTODOKS Photo Festival, Munich 2019 Indian Photo Festival + National Geographic, Hyderabad 2019 Forum des Images, Festival "A State of the World", Paris 2017 Museum of Modern Art in Recife (Brazil) + French Embassy, Recife 2017 European House of Photography + ARPIA association, Projection, Paris 2016 Angkor Festival Cambodia, Projection, Angkor 2016 Biennial of Documentary Photography, Berlin 2015 “Looking Forward", first exhibition of the LENS New York Times Blog in Africa, Lagos Photo Festival, Lagos 2013 Festival Emergentes DST, collective exhibition, Braga
2021 Centre Pompidou, "Elles Font l'Art", artist invited for conference + Masterclass 2020 Images and Climate - International Festival of Geography of Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France 2019 Holy Cow Project & Cattle Business in Brazil - Museu da Fotografia, Porto, Portugal 2018 Black Women in Photography in France and in Brazil today - Coletivo Cupim, Uberaba, Brazil 2016 Black Women representativity today - Fraiches Women Festival, Paris