Based in Mexico City & Miami, FL 

Alicia Vera is a Mexican-American photographer. She studied at Miami-Dade College in South Florida and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. She now freelances full time between Mexico City her hometown of Miami, FL.

Alicia is an IWMF 2018 fellow and an Eddie Adams XXIII alumni. She won the Getty Emerging Talent Award in 2013 and is a member of Women Photograph and Diversify Photo.

Selected clients include: National Geographic, Time, Spotify, HBO Max, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed News, The Intercept, The Guardian, NPR, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Condé Nast Traveler, Airbnb, Dwell, Billboard, ACLU, Malala Fund, Nestle, Lufthansa Magazine, Vice, Netflix, Roads and Kingdoms, SF Chronicle, The Fader, The Globe and Mail, Americas Quarterly, and Metropolis Magazine.

photo by Lucas Morris-Lopez


2020: Acceptance to The New York Times Portfolio Review

2018: Nominated for World Press Photo's 6x6 Global Talent Program

2018: IWMF: Adelante Fellowship/ El Salvador

2018: Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee

2014: Acceptance to The New York Times Portfolio Review

2014: Nominated for PDN's 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch

2013: Getty Images Emerging Talent Award

2013: Shortlisted for Burn Magazine’s Emerging Photographer Fund

2012: Honorable Mention PhotoFest Queretaro

2010: Eddie Adams Barnstorm XXIII Alumni

2010: Eddie Adams Workshop XXIII Manfrotto Award

2009: Photographer’s Forum’s 29th Annual College Photographer Contest Finalist


2021: Eyes on Main Street INC, outdoor photography festival in Wilson, NC

2017: Women Photograph's "Insider/Outsider" Group Exhibit in Photoville, NYC

2017: Refinery 29's "Body Talk" Group Exhibit in Photoville, NYC

2017: Enamorados de La Mujer Barbuda Exhibit- Los Angeles, CA

2016: ENIF Docufricción - Centro de Imagen - Mexico City

2015: Electric Pussy Group Exhibit - Espacio Artereal - Mexico City

2015: Eden - Encuentro Fotografico Mexico - Puebla, Mexico

2014: Art and Letters Day - Miami Dade College - Miami, FL

2014: "Tania" Exhibit - Foro Alicia - Mexico City

2012: "Open Show" Group Exhibit -Rayko Photo Center - San Francisco, CA

Alicia Vera

Alicia Vera is a freelance documentary and editorial photographer based in Mexico City and Miami, FL.
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