Coming from a family of four generations of letterpress printers in Lima, Peru and formerly being an engineer, Carlos Garcia Granthon began to focus all his efforts into the photography world in 2002. Now he works as a freelance documentary photographer.
In 2004 he started shooting stories of heritage cemeteries, tomb stories, trying to combine history and art. One of them entitled âAnd into Marble You Shall Returnâ (http://www.worldfpa.org/?page_id=6776) won a nomination award in HPA 2009.Â Also the same year he won another nomination award for âThe Hands and The Clayâ (http://www.worldfpa.org/?page_id=6782), a story about fair trade with Peruvian highlander artisans.
Another photographic passion of Carlos is the dancing women. As the oldest and purest expression way for women, dancing exists before writings. Carlos thinks that taking a picture of a woman when dancing is like a capture of her soul in absolutely freedom. One of these photographic series, about Marinera, a traditional Peruvian dance, entitled âMarinera: A Flirty Dance on Horsebackâ (http://www.worldfpa.org/?page_id=6625) won a documentary award in HPA 2013.
Currently he is member of the Earth Journalists Network, Red de Prensa Ambientalista de America Latina y el Caribe and takes assignments from many agencies around the world. Also he is the author of six books, and editor of âfotohÃ³licaâ, a non profit online magazine devoted to promote artistic, historical and cultural heritage through photography.