Joana Toro Colombian is a self-taught photographer based in both New York City and Bogota, Colombia.
Her work explores issues of immigration, human rights and identity and was featured on The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, World Press Photo Witness, Open Society Foundations, and Photoword China Magazine, amongst others. She worked as a staff photographer with the major magazines and newspapers in Colombia before she migrated to the United States in 2011 to further her career as a documentarian and artist.
In 2019 she published her second monograph, Hello I Am Kitty (Tragaluz, Colombia, 2019). Hello I Am Kitty was inaugurated in an exhibition at the Tragaluz and Gabriel Garcia Marquez journalism festival in Medellin Colombia.
In 2020 Her work is included in the public collection of The Library of Congress in D.C. Also in ai-ap Latin American Photography and En Foco. It has been exhibited in international photo festivals all over the globe: Les Femmes s’exposent France 2019, Photoville New York, Guate Photo, Guatemala, Just another Festival India, International Photography festival Pingyao China, and more.