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Federico Estol is an uruguayan photographer and artivist. He currently works as a visual storyteller producing stories in Latin America, his long-term projects are focused in the relationship between cultural identity, inequality and social justice. Also is the artistic director of SAN JOSÉ FOTO festival and editor of El Ministerio Ediciones photobook publishing house. He is represented worldwide by the innovative East Wing gallery Doha - Berlin.

 

Estol holds a bachelor's degree in photography from the UPC-Barcelona Tech University and a degree in popular education from MFAL Franciscan Multiversity. His work has garnered awards including Emergentes award at Encontros da Imagem festival (Portugal), IILA-FOTOGRAFIA award (Italy), Critical Mass Photolucida award from the Oregon Center of Photography (USA), FELIFA best International photobook award (Argentina), Jury award at Lenzburg photofestival (Switzerland) and Expert Award of the Lishui Photography Museum (China).

 

He has also been a nominee for the Paris Photo–Aperture Photobook Award (France), the Prix Pictet (Switzerland) and the Kaunas Photo Star (Lithuania).

His photography has been exhibited in galleries, cultural centres and festivals around the world, including the Aperture Foundation (USA), Kunsthal Art Museum (Netherlands), Les Rencontres d'Arles (France), Format Festival (UK), Village of Photography (South Korea), Photovisa Festival (Rusia), Blue Sky Gallery (USA), Angkor Photo Festival (Cambodia), Photographic Centre Nykyaika (Finland), Ras Al Khaimah Art (United Arab Emirates), Getxophoto Festival (Spain), Casa Nacional del Bicentenario  (Argentina), Head On Photofestival (Australia), Museo de la Ciudad (México), Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland), Lagos Photo (Nigeria), Addis Foto Fest (Ethiopia), Montevideo Center of Photography (Uruguay), The Photobook Museum (Germany), MACRO Museum (Italy) and GNration (Portugal). His projects has also been featured in publications such as The Guardian, Internazionale, Die Zeit, China Newsweek Magazine, El País and Financial Times.

His works are in various private and public collections such as the Fondazione Orestiadi in Sicily, The Institute of Latin American Studies IHEAL of the University Sorbonne in Paris, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Lishui Photography Museum China and the Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum.

 

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Federico Estol es un fotógrafo y artivista visual uruguayo. Actualmente desarrolla proyectos a largo plazo que exploran la relación entre la identidad cultural, la desigualdad y la justicia social. A su vez es director artístico del festival internacional SAN JOSÉ FOTO y editor de fotolibros en El Ministerio Ediciones. Sus obras son representadas por la innovadora galería East Wing Doha - Berlín.

Estol es graduado en fotografía por la Universidad UPC-Barcelona Tech y diplomado en educación popular por la Multiversidad Franciscana de América Latina. Su trabajo ha obtenido reconocimientos como el Premio Emergentes en el festival Encontros da Imagem (Portugal), Premio IILA-FOTOGRAFIA (Italy), el premio mejor fotolibro internacional en 2018 del festival FELIFA (Argentina), el Critical Mass - Photolucida award del Centro de Fotografía de Oregón (EE. UU), el Jury Award en el festival de Lenzburg (Suiza) y el Expert Award del Museo de la fotografía de Lishui (China).

También ha sido nominado al Paris Photo–Aperture Photobook Award (Francia), Kaunas Photo Star (Lituania) y el Prix Pictet (Suiza).

Sus fotografías han sido exhibidas en galerías, centros culturales y festivales de todo el mundo, incluidos Aperture Foundation (EE. UU.), Kunsthal Art Museum (Países Bajos), Les Rencontres d'Arles (Francia), Format Festival (Reino Unido), Village of Photography (Corea del Sur), Festival Photovisa (Rusia), Blue Sky Gallery (EE. UU.), Angkor Photo Festival (Camboya), Photographic Center Nykyaika (Finlandia), Getxophoto festival (España), Casa Nacional del Bicentenario (Argentina), Head On Photofestival (Australia) ), Museo de la Ciudad (México), Fotofestiwal Lodz (Polonia), Ras Al Khaimah Art (Emiratos Árabes), Lagos Photo (Nigeria), Addis Foto Fest (Etiopía), Montevideo Center of Photography (Uruguay), The Photobook Museum (Alemania), MACRO Museum (Italia) y GNration (Portugal). Su trabajo también ha sido publicado en medios como The Guardian, Internazionale, Die Zeit, China Newsweek Magazine, El País y Financial Times.

Sus obras se encuentran en diversas colecciones privadas y públicas como la Fondazione Orestiadi en Sicilia, el IHEAL Instituto latinoamericano de la Universidad Sorbonne en París, Museum of Fine Arts en Houston, el Museo de Fotografía de Lishui China y el Museo de Fotografía de Tbilisi Georgia.

 

 

Awards and grants:

  • Winner of the Landskrona Foto Festival exhibition Award Sweden 2024

  • Winner of the Jury Award of the Fotofestival Lenzburg Switzerland 2023

  • Honorable mention of the International Photo Festival Incadaqués Spain 2023

  • Winner of the Gibellina Photoroad festival Italy 2023

  • Honorable mention of the Daylight Photo Awards USA 2022

  • Winner of the Visual Art Institute grant Uruguay 2021

  • Winner of the Lishui Expert Award China 2021

  • Winner of the Photolucida - Blue Sky Gallery Award USA 2021

  • Finalist of the Allegro Prize Poland 2021

  • Winner of FORMAT Festival Open Call UK 2021

  • Honorable mention at the POYLATAM contest Ecuador 2021

  • Winner of the New Vision Award Cortona on the Move Festival Italy 2020

  • Winner of the Fotonoviembre Biennale Spain 2020

  • Winner of the “América Latina dans le Rue” contest by the he Institute of Latin American Studies of the University Sorbonne, France 2020

  • Nominated for the Paris Photo–Aperture Photobook Awards France 2019

  • Nominated for the Prix PICTET Switzerland 2019

  • Winner of the photobook Cosmos Arles Award France 2019

  • Finalist of the photobook award Lima Photo Peru 2019

  • Winner of the Emergentes Award at the Encontros da Imagem Festival Portugal 2019

  • Winner of the FELIFA International Photobook Award Argentina 2018

  • Honorable mention of the International Photography Awards Lucie Foundation USA 2018

  • Finalist of the Kaunas Photo Star Award Lithuania 2017

  • Grant for Artistic Formation and Creation (FEFCA) Ministry of Education and Culture Uruguay 2017

  • Winner of the IILA Fotografía Award Festival Internazionale di Roma Italy 2016

  • Winner of the Fotofest Award Bolivia 2016

  • Finalist of the National Geographic San José Portfolio Award Uruguay 2016

  • Finalist of Paul Cezanne Award, Uruguay 2016

  • Winner of the Latin American Fotografía Award of AI-AP USA 2015

  • Grant of the ISSP- International Summer School of Photography Latvia 2014

  • Winner of the Latin American Photobook Award of the CDF Uruguay 2013

  • Winner of the Latin American Center of Photography Award Argentina 2012

  • Small Project Assistance Grants of the Partners of the Americas organization USA 2011

 

 

 

Photobooks:

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Fiestas del Uruguay (2009)

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Hello Montevideo (2011)

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La Isla del Tesoro (2014)

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Héroes del Brillo (2018)

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Cosa de Pueblo (2022)

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+598 99 914638

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