About Narciso Contreras/Photo & Video Journalist



Narciso Contreras is an award winning photojournalist born in Mexico City in 1975.

Since 2010 he has been covering a variety of issues and topics in Southern Asia and the Middle East, leading him to focus his work on the humanitarian cost of conflicts, economics and wars. His work intends to contribute to building our visual memory of the world he testifies.

His studies in philosophy, photography and visual anthropology led him to live and study in a monastery in India while photographing religious communities. Since then, Narciso has photographed under reported issues like the ethnic war in Myanmar and the forgotten war in Yemen as well as some of the major current events like the political upheavals in Istanbul, the conflict in Gaza, the military coup in Egypt, the war in Syria and the tribal conflict in Libya.

Narciso's work has been exhibited at galleries, museums and photo festivals in Europe, Asia, USA and Mexico.
He has contributed to magazines and media outlets around the globe like TIME magazine, The Guardian, The New York Times, Paris Match, RT TV, MSNBC News, AP Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Der Spiegel, Newsweek, Al Jazeera, The Daily Beast, The Sunday Times magazine, The Telegraph, The Washington Post, CNN, Wall Street Journal, LEFT, Vogue, L’Espresso, Expressen, Knack, dS Standaard, Wirtschafts Woche, Internazionale, Die Zeit, Aftonbladet, Corriere della Sera, Sette among others. He also has contributed for non-governmental organizations like MSF (Doctors Without Borders), UNHCR, SOS-Mediterranee and MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station).

He is currently photographing a long-term documentary project based on the worldwide conceived phenomenon of a "massive human displacement". It’s first chapter “Libya: a human marketplace” documented the human trafficking and slavery network operating in Libya. 

He is available for assignments.


2018: Lucas Dolega Award (recipient)
2018: World Report Award. Master Award category (Finalist)
2017: World Reoprt Award. Master Award category (Finalist)
2017: PX3, Silver Prize Professional Press, General News (recipient)
2016: Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents (finalist)
2016: FotoEvidence Book Award (Finalist)
2015: Carmignac Photojournalism Award (recipient)
2013: Pulitzer price - Breaking News Photography Category
2013: Pictures Of The Year - 3rd prize Spot News Singles Category


EAF, Escuela Activa de Fotografía (Photography Active School) in Mexico City.
ENAH, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National University of Anthropology and History) in Mexico City.
UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, in Mexico City.


(+46) 764 30 26 63  SWEDEN (Currently)

(+52) 1 55 39283354  MEXICO