bio

Venezuelan medical doctor and photographer. She has studied photography at Roberto Mata Taller de Fotografía, the Nelson Garrido Organization, as well as at the CIEF (Center of Photographic Studies), in Caracas, Venezuela, and at the International Center of Photography in New York City.

She has participated in renown photography workshops, including “Street Photography in New York City”, with photographer Harvey Stein in 2016. She also attended “The Art of Editing” (2018), and “Finding Your Own Vision” (2019), a documentary photography workshop, both in New York City, and “The Art of Editing” (2020), in Oaxaca, Mexico, led by photographers Alex Webb (Magnum Agency) and Rebecca Norris Webb. “The Experiences of Womanhood” led by Elinor Carucci organized by La Luz Workshops.

In 2016, she was awarded First Prize, category: Series, in the II National Photography Awards organized by the European Union Delegation in Venezuela (Woman, Man: Gender Equality). In 2017, she won the Second Prize, category: Series, in the III National Photography Awards organized by the European Union Delegation in Venezuela (Social Inclusion).

Her photographic series Las Cuidadoras de Caracas (Caracas Caregivers), which shows insight into the lives of individuals who care for people with disabilities, now belongs to a private collection of the Urban Photography Archive Institution. In her work, she looks to show how these individuals are often invisible in our society and lack the recognition they deserve. A selection of this series is part of the exhibition “Towards a History of the Gaze: The Portrait in the Urban Photography Archive Collection”. Cofounder of DUPLAONCE.

Mariana currently lives and works in Caracas, Venezuela.

@marianamendozam
@duplaonce
www.duplaonce.com

For projects and information:

mariana.mendoza.m@gmail.com

Phone: +58 (412) 606.76.07