Based in Mexico City & Miami, FL

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Alicia Vera is a Mexican-American documentary 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: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BuzzFeed News, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera America, Condé Nast Traveler, Airbnb, Nestle, Malala Fund, Delta Sky Magazine, Dwell Magazine, Smirnoff Vodka, Neon, Lufthansa Magazine, Christianity Today and Vice.


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 New York Times Portfolio Review

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


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