Victoria Razo is a freelance photographer based between Mexico City and Veracruz in Mexico. Her work focuses on Human Rights, gender, migration, and environmental stories.

Razo is a "Hostile Environment and First Aid Training" (HEFAT) certified photojournalists, who often contributes to National Geographic, Agence France-Presse and Cuartoscuro Agency.

In 2021, one of her images was selected as National Geographic's Photo of the Year. She has received numerous awards, including the 2022 Picture of the Year, 2021 Picture of the Year LatAm, and 2018 + 2020-1 CEAPP Veracruz Research Journalism Award. In 2018, one of her images was selected as TIME's 100 Photos of the Year. In 2017, as part of the collective "Periodistas de a Pie", she received the Gabriel García Márquez Award for the project “Buscadores en un país de desaparecidos.”

Her images have been published in numerous news outlets, including National Geographic, The New York Times, NPR, TIME, The Washignton Post, L.A. Times, Vogue, and others.                                                                 
Member of Women Photograph, Diversify Photo and Frontline Freelance Mexico.

Victoria is available for global assignments.

Awards and recognitions

2022 - Winner Award of Excellence in Spot News of the POY International 
2021 - National Geographic 2021 Year in Pictures
2021 - Women Photograph 2021 Year in Pictures
2021 - Visura 2021 Editors' picks
2021 - Winner First place of the CEAPP Veracruz 2021 Research Journalism Award.
2021 - Winner Second place of the POY LATAM in the category Portrait.
2020 - Women Photograph 2020 Year in Pictures.
2020 - National Geographic Society COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists Grantee.
2020 - Winner First place of the CEAPP Veracruz 2020 Research Journalism Award.
2020 - 6x6 Talent Program Latin America of World Press Photo. Nominee.
2019 - Winner Ruben Espinosa State Prize.
2018 - Selected in the top 100 best photographs of 2018 by TIME magazine.
2018 - Honorable Mention in the category Reportage of the National Journalism Prize with the collective project "Buscadores en un país de desaparecidos."
2018 - Winner First place of the CEAPP Veracruz 2020 Research Journalism Award.

2017 - Winner Gabriel García Márquez Award First place in the image category with the collective project "Buscadores en un país de desaparecidos.” 
2017 - Winner POY LATAM Third place in the multimedia category with the collective project "Buscadores en un país de desaparecidos."

Education

2022 - Documentary Photography Workshop with Magnum Photographers - Oaxaca, Mexico.
2019 - 20 Fotógrafos Atitlán, San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala.
2019 - Laboratory of Memory - with Natalia Botero, Veracruz, Mexico.
2019 - Tutor of the workshop "Visible, approach to photojournalism", Veracruz, Mexico.
2019 - Independent Journalism Workshops - by Frontline Freelance, Mexico City.
2018 - Scholarship by Boreal Collective to attend the "Boreal Bash V"- , San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
2018 - Hostile Environment and First Aid Training - Certified by Control Risks. Hidalgo, México.
2018 - Hackaton for Human Rights - by Article 19, Mexico City.
2018 - Regional Meeting of Investigative Journalism in Megaprojects - by Periodistas de a Pie, Mexico City.
2018 - Workshop “Cómo abordar la desigualdad y la discriminación desde otros ángulos” - with Periodistas de a Pie, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2017 - Documentary Photography Laboratory - with Koral Carballo. Veracruz, Mexico.
2017 - Scholarship by IWMF for the documentary photography workshop and festival, by Native Agency. Quito, Ecuador.
2017 - Workshop "Real-time coverage with mobile devices" - with Midia Ninja, Mexico City.
2017 - Workshop "Photographic Stories" - with Rodrigo Cruz. Veracruz, Mexico.
2017 - Workshop "Herramientas para el desarrollo de historias fotoperiodísticas" - with Alejandro Cegarra, Veracruz, Mexico.
2015 - Photo Experience camp - by AVC Noticias. Jalcomulco, Veracruz, Mexico.

Exhibitions

2022 - Tap Room Cervecería Heroica / Veracruz, Mexico.

2021-  4th Latin American Foto Festival at Bronx Documentary Center / New York City, Usa
2020 - Desde Nosotras, Rejas de Chapultepec, Mexico City.
2019 - Desde Nosotras, Museo Regional De Tláhuac, Mexico City.
2019 - Gender and Justice, Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation. Mexico City.
2019 - 20 Fotógrafos, Chuasanaí School, San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala.
2019 - Desde Nosotras, Museo Casa de la Memoria Indómita, Mexico City.
2019 - Gruen Berlin Environmental Education Center with Native Agency. Berlin, Germany.
2019 - Freedom of Expression Day. Veracruz, Mexico.
2019 - Tierra Beat Festival, Mexico City.
2019 - Desde Nosotras, Rejas de Chapultepec, Mexico City.
2018 - Documenta, Carlos Fuentes Library, Xalapa, Mexico.
2016 - Cartografía de la Piel, IVEC, Veracruz, Mexico.
2016 - Equidistante, Museum of the City, Veracruz, Mexico.
2015 - Sosteniendo un Diálogo, RAC Gallery, Xalapa, Mexico
2015 - Así te veo Veracruz, Juan Malpica Mimendi Fototeca, Veracruz, Mexico.

Victoria Razo

Victoria Razo is an award-winning photographer working on Human Rights, gender, migration, and environmental stories.
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