Carolina Arantes is a Brazilian independent photographer based in Paris, France.

As a Storyteller, she develops long-term documentary works based on themes that aim to help us reflect about crucial subjects of our contemporaneity: gender, race and environment. Specially interested on the consequences of the colonial legacy on our globalised world, she searches to understand the structures under our social identities, democracy and equality today.  

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.

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: La ZEP, Kronenbourg, Renault, FCA (Jeep and Alpha Romeo), PUIG, LATAM, among others.


2020 National Geographic Explorer
2017 Firecracker, winner
2016 Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation Scholarship, winner
2015 Canon Award for Women Photographers, Finalist
2015 Julia Margaret Cameron Award 7th Edition, finalist
2013 Prix Emergentes DST, finalist


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


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 

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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