Immigration Lgtb in Buenos Aires

Shortlist 2020

Carloman Macidiano Cespedes Riojas

Carloman Macidiano Cespedes Riojas is a photographer. He was born in 1981 in Peru and currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied Communication Sciences and graduated from the Argentine School of Photography. Carlo creates images that, according to him, are inspired by real events in his life and his daily environment. Carloman prefers not to limit his work to a single genre and explores everything from landscapes to documentary, travel to portraiture. He won several awards, including Peruvian National Award in 2015 and Sony World Photography Award in 2017.

The Problem

Immigration Lgtb in Buenos Aires

We left our home countries in search of a better future. Many seek the freedom that is not available at home. I started working on this documentary project in 2018, and it was born from my personal experience. Photography seeks and finds me; forces me to represent themes around. I choose topics that are close to me; topics that make me suffer but provide freedom when realized. I am a gay immigrant in Buenos Aires.