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Self-taught photographer and Anthropologist based in Quito, Ecuador. Member of Fluxus Foto, Diversify Photo and The Everyday Projects collectives. Strong believer of image as social tool that generates a sensorial and ideological reflection about the world we live. His experience has bordered photojournalism and documentary, exploring contemporary social and cultural issues related to identity, memory and the relationship between humans and their environment. 

Grantee of Earth Journalism Network and the National Geographic Society COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists. Finalist of The Everyday Projects 2021 Grants.  Attendee of New York Portfolio Review, Eddie Addams Workshop and 20+Fotógrafos photo residence. Nominee of National Geographic's Second Assistant Program and World Press Photo's 6x6 Global Talent Latin America. 

His work has been published in TIME, Die Zeit, National Geographic, PHmuseum, Reuters, NPR, among others, and has collaborated with NGO's such as UNHCR, World Food Programme.  Currently works as freelance photographer and develops his personal projects.


2022 - Retina Latinoamérica. "Otras Calles" collective exhibition. Pachuca, Mexico.

2022 - Photoville Festival. The Everyday Projects Grant collective exhibition. New York, USA.

2022 - World Press Photo Exhibition. The Everyday Projects Grant collective exhibition. Oldenburg, Germany.

2022 - Earth Journalism Network. High Seas Story Grant. Grantee.

2021 - The Everyday Projects 2021 Grant. Finalist.

2021 - New York Times Portfolio Review. Selected participant.

2021 - Diversify Photo Full Member.

2021 - National Geographic Storytelling Summit. Selected participant.

2020 - XXVII Jorge Mantilla Ortega Journalism Awards. Collective Winner.

2020 - Los Angeles Center of Photography. "The Connected World: 2020" collective exhibition.

2020 - Photoville Festival. "The Far-reaching Fallout from COVID-19" collective exhibition.

2020 - Getxo Photo 2020 International Image Festival. "Back to the Streets" collective exhibition.

2020 - XXXIII Eddie Adams Workshop. Selected Participant.

2020 - National Geographic Society COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists. Grantee (with Fluxus Foto Collective).

2020- Portafolio LA. Selected Participant.

2020 - New York Portfolio Review. Selected participant (postponed by pandemic)

2020 - National Geographic's Second Assistant Program. Nominee.

2019 - 6x6 Talent Program Latin America of World Press Photo. Nominee.

2019 - Too Tired Project, slideshow exhibition. Chicago, USA.

2018 - Photographers Camps 20+Fotógrafos Bolivia 2018. Participant.

2018 - 20+F Bolivia Exhibition, Kiosko Gallery. Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

2018 - Miradas Pendientes, Museum of the City. Quito, Ecuador.

2017 - Summer of Arts. Itchimbia Park. Quito, Ecuador.

2017 - FLUZ Festival. Selected participant for No Fiction Photography workshop with Stephen Ferry and Paradocs Collective

2016 - FotoIstanbul 2016. Istanbul, Turkey.

2016 - Mobile Photo Awards MPA 2016 Winners. Ontario, Canada.

2016 - EverydayEcuador, Cumanda Urban Park. Quito, Ecuador.

2016 - 5th Mobile Photo Awards MPA. First place in 'People' category. Honor mentioned  in “Photojournalism” & “Landscapes" categories.

2016 - FLUZ Festival.  Selected participant for workshop with Christian Rodríguez.

2016 - EverydayEcuador, La Ronda House of Arts. Quito, Ecuador.

2016 - FLUZ Festival. Selected participant for portfolio review with Guadalupe Miles.

2014 - Human Rights Photography Awards “Enfocando el Buen Vivir”. Second Place.

2013 - "Indigenous Gazes", Art Musem of the Americas. Washington, U.S.A.

2013  - Latin American Documentary Photography Awards "Indigenous Gazes". Winner.

Fotógrafo autodidacta y antropólogo con base en Quito, Ecuador. Miembro de los colectivos Fluxus Foto, Diversify Photo y The Everyday Projects. Firme creyente de la imagen como herramienta social que genera una reflexión sensorial e ideológica sobre el mundo en el que vivimos. Su experiencia ha bordeado el fotoperiodismo y el documental, explorando cuestiones sociales y culturales contemporáneas relacionadas con la identidad, la memoria y la relación entre el ser humano y su entorno.

Becario de Earth Journalism Network y del Fondo de Emergencia para Periodistas COVID-19 de National Geographic Society. Finalista de The Everyday Projects 2021 Grant.  Participante en el New York Portfolio Review, Eddie Addams Workshop y la residencia fotográfica 20+Fotógrafos Bolivia. Nominado al programa Second Assistant de National Geographic y al 6x6 Global Talent Latin America de World Press Photo.

Su trabajo ha sido publicado en TIME, Die Zeit, National Geographic, PHmuseum, Reuters, NPR, entre otros, y ha colaborado con ONG como ACNUR, Programa Mundial de Alimentos.  Actualmente trabaja como fotógrafo freelance y desarrolla sus proyectos personales.

Andrés Yépez

Andrés Yépez - Documentary photographer and Anthropologist based in Ecuador
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