Dear friends and colleagues, Today I come to share the first cover proposal for the First Generation book. The project is progressing greatly and your support always motivates us to bring this project to life! As of this writing, there are only 2 weeks left to support, contribute and share  the First Generation Kickstarter campaign. In addition to the photo-documentary work, the book shed light on the words and experiences of French women of African descent in France. Between the photographic images, interviews and family archives make up the subject of this documentary on the...
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Kickstarter: First Generation Book published by FotoEvidence

First Generation Book Kickstarter is now launched! The work was selected by French Polka Magazine and Kickstarter for a special crowdfunding campaign and will be published next year by FotoEvidence. The work will be curated by Azu Nwagbogu, from Lagos Photo festival and will be introduced by French - Ivorian Professor and Lecturer Maboula Soumahoro. Do not hesitate to give it a look, share and support the campaign! Thank you.  First Generation: a Photo book Carolina Arantes documents French Identity Affirmation by women of African descent in France
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Photo Masterclass @ Pompidou Museum Platform

Hello there!  I'm sharing here, **for those who speak French** (for the moment), my intervention about Photography / Documentary Photography  with the Pompidou Museum in Paris is now online (until the 27th June). There is a Conference about my Stories and a Live meeting on the **1st June 18h (Paris time)**. All is open to everybody at their Pompidou Platform online (link up here) and at their Youtube channel.  The Live event will be a chat / Masterclass about Photography, women in Photography and photo documentary works.  If you are starting in Photography or...
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Lory Martinez Portrait @ NYT + great Story on Podcast today

Podcasting Is Booming. Will Hollywood Help or Hurt Its Future? A frothy adaptation market is just one sign of the rapid evolution of the industry. But some worry that big money will stifle the D.I.Y. spirit that has driven much of its success.
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2020 National Geographic Explorer

I was granted for HOLY COW work and have not enough words to say how honoured and happy I am to be a 2020 National Geographic Explorer.

Amazonia Story @Le Figaro Magazine

Hi, sharing here the link to my last reportage at Le Figaro Magazine (available online for the subscribed to the newspaper). This was an amazing and challenging Story to work on, it took me several weeks of research and facing very different problems to deal with, as the possibility of threatens to those who speak with us, journalists. I'm also very happy to join a little team of women covering Amazonia .  The complete PDF can be seen on my webpage. Amazonie: la ruée vers l’or vert GRAND REPORTAGE - À Altamira, au cœur du Brésil, la...
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Exhibitions Invitation

Two of my documentary works are on last week exhibitions, so I'm coming here to invite those in Munich and in Paris to come see them! Both will close next 24th November. For those in Munich, "First Generation" is at FOTODOKS Festival In Paris, "Tombamento" is at Forum des Images for the Festival "Un état du Monde" FOTODOKS | Festival für aktuelle Dokumentarfotografie Fotodoks ist ein...
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Holy Cow @ The Guardian today

A very complete publication of this long term Photo Story.  The million dollar cow: high-end farming in Brazil – photo essay Photojournalist Carolina Arantes documented Brazil’s thriving cattle industry and witnessed how farmers work with genetics companies to improve the performance and profitability of their herds

Interview @ Maledetti Fotografi

Carolina Arantes: sono sempre stata interessata alle vite degli altri - Maledetti Fotografi Leggi la nostra intervista con la fotografa franco-brasiliana Carolina Arantes.

Holy Cow @ Nouvel Obs

From this morning on, will can find Holy Cow in a 6 pages publication @ Nouvel Obs French weekly Magazine.  Only France has bought this year 1.693,19 tons of Brazilian meat.  Holy Cow is an unprecedented work and the numbers involving the issue are internationally very meaningful.   

Das Perfekt Steak

This Stern assignment is a pearl and I'm very very happy to share it with you. The story had finally reached 10 pages publications instead of the 6 preview at the beggining.  Holy Cow is a project I'm developping since 2013. Stern assigned me to take the Story into a second step, giving me total freedom to create the Story as I've been doing before. And the result is here!  I was also fortunate to have the great writer Jan Christoph Wiechmann together in this adventure.  Holy Cow touches an important issue of our actuality, our rising consumption of meat and how Brazil...

First Generation @The Guardian Portfolio online

Delighted to share this!
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First Generation + Little interview @HUCK mag
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Winner of The 2017 FireCracker Grant

Delighted to announce that Carolina Arantes is the winner of the 2017 Firecracker Grant ,  awarded to a female photographer born or residing in Europe to assist with a documentary project. Through a combination of self-initiated fundraising and with the generous support of  Genesis Imaging,  the Grant fund is a minimum financial contribution of £2,000 plus credit of professional printing, mounting and framing services from Genesis Imaging.   Firecracker was established in  2011 by Fiona Rogers to promote women working in photography , through a...
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Firecracker 2017 @ BJP
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Invitation / projection ARPIA + MEP

Hi, for those who might be in Paris on the next 30th June, it will be a pleasure to share this evening with you.  Interesteds please confirm presence by mail. Infos below.  Thank you! 
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@ Volkskrant

Pat Cleveland portrait at the Volkskrant newspaper Sunday Magazine, last December.  Pat Cleveland used to be an important model on the 70's, being photographed by great fashion Photographers, she had opened the catwalk space for non white models in the fashion industry. Her memory book was published last December in Paris. 
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First Generation @ Angkor Photo Festival Projections

Very happy and honoured to have First Generation part of the next  Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops  Projections and to be among so many great works on this!  if you are in Asia, please do not hesitate to comme see it!  From the 3rd - 10th December 2016
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Open Call Visura + BuzzFeed / Brazil

I'm very glad to annouce the news and to be the winner, along with Joao Pina, of this great initiative.  Thank you Visura team and Kate Bubacz!  The project aims to make a panorama of the top pyramide of wordwide meat alimentary chain. If you don't know the work yet, please, come to give it a look at the link below.
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Holy Cow Image @ GEO De 06 2016

Happy to have a Holy Cow image at  GEO  June 2016 Kosmos double page section ! Holy Cow is a project about the Brazilian cattle farmers who decide the quality of meat we eat in the world. These powerful and closed male environment are part of the Brazilian Conservative Rural branch (bancada ruralista) whose business plan is to double meat production from 22% to 40% until 2023.  For further images and information, please, visit Holy Cow at my webpage or at  Institute for Artist Management

Fondation Lagardère Grant 2015

Dear colleagues and friends, Yesterday night I have officially received, from the President of the Jury's hands, the great Mr. François Hebel, the Photography Grant 2015 of Fondation Lagardère.  Mr. Hebel was generous to share openly the unanimity of the jury's decision. And I am very happy and honoured to share here this great news with you. Viva a Fotografia!  Carolina   
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First Generation @JuliaMargaretCameron Award"

I'm happy to share that First Generation is one of the finalists at "7th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award"  - Invisible Women Category. It will be exposed at the 4th Biennal of Photography in Berlin / 2016 and is invited to be part of their catalogue as well. 

Epoca Magazine this week

Few portraits in a reportage about Parisian mourning after the attacks. At this week Brazilian Magazine Época. 

@ LOOKING FORWARD Lens Blog Exhibit

I'm very happy and honoured to be have FIRST GENERATION as part of LOOKING FORWARD, the first exhibition of Lens Blog in Africa.  Great curator work by Whitney Richardson.  If you are in Lagos, please, come to visit it at Omenka Gallery. Opening will happen at the 26th at 6pm. 

Article about First Generation Afrique

A small article about my project First Generation is now online at Le Monde Afrique.  First Generation is an ongoing project about the first generation of Afro-French women in France. Born from African parents immigrated to France, they are the first French citizens issued from both cultures. 

Short Interview to WPO

Sharing here my interview to WPO. Now online on their website. LINK

Portrait of Patrick Viveret @ M Magazine, Le Monde

Patrick Viveret is a French philosopher that questions our contemporary life in consumerism, apropriation of time and ecology. The portraits I've done for M Magazine / Le Monde is now online with the interview. I suggest the reading. M. Viveret is presenting us the possibility of chosing how to live the time and how to pass it posivelly, with conscience.  LINK 

First Generation at NY Times' paper today

I'm very happy that First Generation is also on The New York Times today's news paper. And it is a real honour for me to have the project together with the newspaper's tribute to the great photographer Mary Hellen Mark, who sadly passed away the last 25th Mai. She was an incredible force for Photography and a source of inspiration for many photographers and, I daresay, women photographers. Thank you   Gaia Tripoli   for the beautiful edit.

First Generation at Lens Blog NY Times today

I'm really happy to share with you the publication of my (ongoing) work First Generation at NY Times Lens Blog  I would like to thank Whitney Richardson for the great edit and interview. Having the work on Lens is a great motivation to keep on going with the project.  Miscigenation in a inscipient process in France and Afro-French women have a very important place in this process. I hope the project will contribute to a better comprehention of this issue. 

First Generation @ VII Masterclass Milan

I'll be Milan until the 16th March, presenting the last edition of my ongoing project First Generation  at the last session of the  VII Agency Masterclass.   We invite all those who are in town to come see the final projects' presentation next Sunday 15th, 18h, at Fabrica del Vapore. 

Video of Christopher Morris at Paris Match

Sharing here the video where Christopher Morris explains this important shooting of Laetitia Casta to Paris Match. I'm very happy with the opportunity to assist him again and during this special work. Video Christopher Morris (VII) at Paris Match  

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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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