Latin America USA & Canada
Years of experience: Less than 3
Carlos Bernate is a Colombian documentary photographer whose work is focused on human rights, identity, and social humanitarian-related issues. Currently, he is dedicated to documenting his community in Richmond, Virginia, where he has been based since 2017.
In 2018, Bernate completed a degree in Photography & Film from the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá, Colombia. His work has been published internationally in Bloomberg Businessweek, Internazionale, Richmond Magazine, La Revista Semana, Vice, amongst others. His stories have also been exhibited worldwide in Portugal, Argentina, Colombia, and USA.
The stories that I attempt to represent are my desire to document, since they deal with themes related to human rights, Identity and social issues; this in order to exteriorize the bond and the empathy that I always try to establish with those who are photographed and in this way deliver a part of myself in each story seeking to understand and recognize my own story through others. —Carlos Bernate