About Narciso Contreras/Photo & Video Journalist



Narciso Contreras is a photojournalist, born in Mexico City in 1975. His work is that of a witness that looks to the events of our world, and tells its stories in reportages and documentary pieces to render a visual memory of the world he testifies. While he assumes philosophy as the referential frame of his work, Contreras looks to religious communities, human nature, and conflicts deriving from these, like the guideline of his glance. Narciso Contreras studied philosophy and photography, dedicating himself to research for many years and to photography professionally for the last four years.
Contreras started his career as professional photographer in South East Asia in 2010. Attracted by the conflict photography, he started covering the ethnic war in Myanmar and the separatist conflict in Kashmir region. Since July 2012, Contreras make his first incursion in the Middle East, covering the war in Syria that made him one of the Pulitzer Prize holders in 2013, among other international prizes.
Contreras also has covered the military coup in Egypt in the summer of 2013 as well as the popular and massive revolts in Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey in the summer of 2013. In 2014 Contreras went back to the Middle-East to cover the Israeli-Palestine war in Gaza strip as well as the tribal conflict in Libya.
His work has been published extensively throughout the globe in magazines and media outlets like TIME, The Guardian, The International New York Times, The Times, Der Spiegel, Paris Match, Foreign Policy, Sunday Times, El Pais, National Geographic, Al Jazeera, The Telegraph, The Washington Post, CNN, Wall Street Journal, L’Espresso, Expressen, dS Standaard, Knack, Luna Cornea, SEA-Globe Asia among others. 


Contreras is currently represented by The International New York Times and Polaris Images.
He is available for assignments.


EAF, Escuela Activa de Fotografía (Photography Active School) in Mexico City – Professional Photography degree.

ENAH, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National University of Anthropology and History) in Mexico City -Visual Anthropology & Feature Photography.

UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, in Mexico City - Philosophy degree.



Narciso Contreras
Photo & Video Journalist
(+46) 761 54 53 54   SWEDEN (Currently)

(+90) 537 334 99 14 TURKEY
(+52) 1 55 39283354 MEXICO