Karen Toro

Photographer & Retoucher @ Fluxus Foto

Quito, 1990. Graduated in Photography (Universidad de Palermo), professional retoucher and teacher. Diploma in Research and Conservation of Documentary Photography and Pedagogy of Design and Communication (Faculty of Philosophy and... read on
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Focus: Photographer, Photojournalist, Researcher, Fine Art, Documentary, Photography, Author, Director of Photography, International News, Arts & Culture, Freelance, Humanitarian, Impact, Assignments, Educator, Professor, Conservationist, Explorer, Human Rights, Investigation, Artist, Education
Skills: Research, Copy Editing, Image Archiving, Digital Printing, Photo Assisting, Historical Processing, Color Correction, Film Scanning, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier, Book Layout/Design, Photo Editing, Black & White Printing, Color Printing, Print Making, Web Design, Curating, Exhibition Design, Photojournalism, Retouching, Film Processing, Film Photography
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Primary clients: Graduated in Photography (Universidad de Palermo), professional retoucher and teacher. Diploma in Research and Conservation of Documentary Photography and Pedagogy of Design and Communication (Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Buenos Aires). Master in Education, Languages and Media (Unsam). She combines the photographic discipline with teaching at different levels and areas related to education, art and technology.
Coverage Regions: Latin America
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Years of experience: 6 to 10
Quito, 1990. Graduated in Photography (Universidad de Palermo), professional retoucher and teacher. Diploma in Research and Conservation of Documentary Photography and Pedagogy of Design and Communication (Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Buenos Aires). Master in Education, Languages and Media (Unsam).

She combines the photographic discipline with teaching at different levels and areas related to education, art and technology.  Adjunct professor in semiology, epistemology and aesthetics of the image (FFyL-UBA) and online tutor of the Social and Documentary Photography Programs of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters-UBA. Photographer at La Periódica, digital magazine of feminist journalism. Editor of "Mala Memoria. Diario de un fotógrafo" by Daniel Merle, articles published in "Trascámara: la imagen pensada por fotógrafos" (ed. Alex Schlenker) and Index (10), Contemporary Art Magazine. Digital Pedagogical Facilitator for the Operative Management of Incorporation of Technologies of the Ministry of Education of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

Jorge Mantilla Ortega Award 
in the Photojournalism category (2020). Member of Women Photograph, Fluxus Foto and Ecuadorian Photographers Association. Production grant from the National Geographic Society 2020 Emergency Fund for Journalists (Fluxus Foto). Selected artist for the MUFF/Caminos Conjuntos 2020-2021 program of the Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo (Uruguay) and finalist of the IV Edition of the Brazil Emerging Art Award 2019.

As a photographer she has worked for NGOs such as Plan International and the Scalabrinian Mission of Ecuador, she has published her work in local and international media such as: Spotlight Initiative, Amapola Periodismo (mx), Pie de página (mx), Interferencia (cl), Zero Grados (esp), LATFEM (arg), La Vaca (arg), El Salto (esp), Amerika21 (ale), Lateinamerika Nachrichten (ale), Mundo Diners, El Comercio, GK, Vistazo, La Tecla-R, Radio Cocoa, La Periódica, La Andariega.

Coordinator of parallel activities and workshop leader at the V Ethnographic Film Festival of Ecuador. She has been a guest lecturer at the "Luz de Ventana" Festival (Chile, 2020), Gris Medio Festival (USFQ, 2020), "Documentary Photography as a tool in social processes" in the framework of the World Press Photo Exhibition (Guayaquil, 2019), "Dialogue in Rooms: Dali from a gender perspective" (Metropolitan Cultural Center, 2019).

Exhibitions: 
- Love and Politics; how to live together? (Brigada Kitoh) at the Valparaíso International Photography Festival, 2021.
- Education through WhatsApp (Fluxus Foto) at the UNDP stand of the Photoville Festival 2020 in New York.
- Brazil Award 2019, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, February - December 2020.
- Women's stories through art, National Court of Justice of Ecuador, March 2020.
- Narrativas Transitorias at No Lugar - Arte Contemporáneo, 2019.
- MAPPA (Cátedra de Café), Fundación Un Lugar Aparte, 2018.
- Bicycles, Fior de Lise, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013. Work acquired by the Dansk Cyclist Forbund.
- Foto-Graffi-Arte, La ventana indiscreta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010.