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 where she began to document the complex lives of sex workers. Eventually, she moved to Mexico City to freelance full time and rediscover her family's roots. She now works between her hometown of Miami, FL and Mexico City.
Alicia is an IWMF 2018 fellow and an Eddie Adams XXIII alumni. She won the Getty Emerging Talent Award in 2013, was shortlisted for Burn Magazine's Emerging Photography Fund 2013, and is a proud member of Women Photograph.
Selected clients include: National Geographic, Time, 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.