Cristóbal Olivares (Santiago, Chile 1988) is a documentary photographer with special interest in social affairs. He is the Co-founder of Buen Lugar Ediciones an independent editorial initiative that publish books and zines of photography.
From 2014 to mid 2016 Cristóbal was part of the VII Mentor Program.
He is a 2019 Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow
He has been awarded with prizes, residences and grants from different organizations such as Magnum Foundation, MAST Foundation for Photography Grant(Italy), Open Society Foundation(USA), POY Latam, Photographic Museum of Humanity, FotoVisura(USA), PhotoEspaña, ENS(Colombia), National Council for the Culture and Arts(Chile), Images Singulières Festival(France), Querétaro Photofest(Mexico), FIFV(Chile), Rodrigo Rojas Denegri Award(Chile) and 15 times winner at the National Press Photo Awards (FotoPrensa) in Chile including the Photo of the Year. He is a main character of the documentaries “Rectángulo en el Ojo” about Chilean contemporary photographers and “A Conscious Dream” by Photographic Museum of Humanity.