Carolina is an independent photographer based in Paris (France) and working internationally, mostly between Europe and South America.

As a Storyteller, she develops personal projects that aims to understand our contemporary identity through what is left from the colonial history in the actual globalized world.  

Born in Brazil, she grew up between countryside city Uberaba and the megalopolis of Sao Paulo. Carolina has as Photography degree at SENAC, Social Communication Journalism at the Catholic University of Sao Paulo and a Master degree in Cultural Project Development at Barcelona University.

She is a Canon Ambassador and her work can be seen in publications such as Stern, L'OBS, The Guardian, The New York Times, LENS Blog, among others.

For her corporate work, she has been working for companies as: Kronenbourg, Renault, FIAT, PUIG, RealizeProd, LATAM, among others.


2017 Firecracker Grant, laureate  
2016 Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère Grant, laureate
2015 Canon Award for Women Photographers, finalist  
2015 Julia Margaret Cameron Award 7th Edition, finalist  
2013 Emergentes DST Award, finalist
2011 Women Changing India PNB Paribas & Magnum Photo Agency Competition, finalist  


2019 First Generation at FOTODOKS Photo Festival, Munich
2019 Holy Cow at Indian Photo Festival + National Geographic, Hyderabad
2019 Tombamento at Forum des Images, Festival "Un état du monde", Paris  
2017  First generation at Modern Art Museum of Recife (Brazil) + French Embassy, Recife  
2017  First Generation at Maison Européene de la Photography + ARPIA association, Paris
2016  Holy Cow at Angkor Festival Cambodge, projection
2016  Biennial of Documentary Photography, Berlin
2015  First Generation at "Looking Forward", first exhibition of LENS Blog New York Times in Africa, Lagos Photo Festival, Lagos
2013  Holy Cow at Festival Emergentes DST, collective exhibition for the grant finalist, Braga 

Carolina Arantes Photography

Carolina is a Brazilian independent photographer based in Paris, France. She pursues documentary stories both in Europe as in Brazil.
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