César Rodríguez


Born in Tepic, Nayarit on 1983. Studied photography at México City. Has taken workshops with: Mary Ellen Mark, Jaime Permuth, Javier Arcenillas, Narciso Contreras, Andrew Lichtenstein and Maggie Steber among others. 

His work has been exhibited in places like: Berlin, London, Biel, Silicon Valley, Bogota, Buenos Aires, New York, New Orleans, California, China, Sydney, Morelia, Nayarit, Aguascalientes, Queretaro, Guadalajara and México City

His work has been published on: Der Spiegel, The New York Times Lens Blog, MSNBC, Buzzfeed, CBS, El Pais Semanal, El Pais, Le Monde,  Huffington Post, Bloomberg Media, The Guardian, LA Times, The Washington Post, Milenio, El Universal, LAT Photo Magazine, La Jornada, PDN online, BBC News,  Cuartoscuro(México)VICE(Us and México), ShooterMag(Spain).

Video contributor to Matt Black´s short film : The Monster in The Mountains

Recently completed his short film called "Huicholes del Tabaco" which has been awarded and included in several film festivals.

Based in Tepic, México

Awards and Grants:

2018 Lumix Festival for young Photojournalism, Multimedia Selected

2017 El Heraldo Film Festival, Best Latinamerican short film.

2017 Guanajuato International Film Festival, Official Selection.

2017 Ekotopfilm Festival, Short film 1st place winner.

2017 Picture Of the Year Latinamérica, First place Multimedia

2017 New York Times Portfolio Review, Selected

2017 Alexia Foundation Grant, Finalist

2017 RISC Training

2016 Chris Hondros Fund Award, Winner

2016  Eddie Adams Workshop, Selected

2016 Magnum Fundation: Photography, Expanded.  Selected

2016 Joop Swart Masterclass 2016, Nominee

2016 Kolga Tsibili Photo, Finalist in two categories

2016 Cuartoscuro´s contest: Derechos Humanos 2016, Finalist

2016  LAT Photo Magazine, Selected for their 9th edition.

2015 Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Shortlisted

2015 Moscow International Foto Awards3rd Place in the category "Family"

2015 A Photo a Day Blog´s grant finalist

2015 Latin America Fotografia 4 Chosen

2015 Picture of the Year Latin America(POYLatam), Honorable Mention in the Mobile category.

2014 Paraty Em Foco, Selected for digital Exhibition.

2014 APA / Lucie Foundation Scholarship Finalist

2014 International Photography Awards 2014, 2 honorable mentions: Category Children and  Traditions and Cultures

2014 Silver and Bronce Medal at the Px3 Paris Photography Price

2014 Selected for The Other Hundred 2014

2014 Recipient of the FONCA Grant "Jovenes Creadores"(Young creators)

2014 Cuartoscuro Magazine contest: "De aquí soy", Finalist

2014 Photo Annual AwardsHonorable mention

2014 Selected for the"El México de los mexicanoscontest exhibition in Chapultepec´s Fence.

2014 11th Smithsonian Photo Contest: 1st place "Mobile" category

2014 Selected for the main show exhibition at PhotoIreland Festival 2014

2014 Head On Photo Festival, Finalist

2014 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop full scholarship winner

2014 American Illustration - American Photography 30 : Chosen

2013 Mobile Photography Awards, Photo Essay:  First Place

2013 International photography Awards: 3 honorable mentions

2013 Berlin Browse FotoFestival: 3rd place

2013 H.Kellicut International Photoshow: 2nd Place

2013 Premio Estatal de Artes Visuales Nayarit: Honorable Mention

2013 Life Framer theme: Behind the scenes 2013:  Finalist

2013 Latin America Fotografia and Ilustracion Dos 2013: Selected on "Los Diez"

2013 Fiestas y Festejos Populares 2013: 1st Honorable Mention

2013 Premio Latinoamericano de Fotografía 2013: 2nd Place category: Work, education and science

2013 Premio Latinoamericano de Fotografia 2013: Honorable Mention Category: Popular cultures.