Joana Toro Colombian independent documentary photographer exploring issues of immigration, human rights and identity.
Joana is a self-taught photojournalist based in New York City and Bogota. She worked as a staff photographer with the major magazines and newspapers in Colombia. In 2011, Joana migrated to the United States to pursue her career as a documentarian and artist.
Her work is included in Collections such as ai-ap Latin American Photography, En Foco and exhibited in international photo festivals : GuatePhoto,Just another Festival India, Photoville, International Photography festival Pingyao China, among others.She was participant of Missouri Photo Workshop mpw.68 for a scholarship awarded. Her projects have been featured on The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian Magazine and other international publications.She published her first monograph, Masked (oodee, London, 2014). Masked was inaugurated with a group exhibition at the Galería Valenzuela Klenner in Bogotá. Masked is sold out. Currently based in New York City, USA, and Bogota, Colombia.