About

Carlos studied photography at the Aoraki Polytechnic in Dunedin, New Zealand. He obtained his Digital Photography Certificate in 2012. His Digital Photography Certificate studies included subjects such as History of Photography, Composition, Printing, Special Techniques, Photoshop, and Photographic Business. Making an enormous effort, Carlos mastered each one of these subjects without additional support of any kind. 

Carlos has always been a persevering person. While he lived in Sydney, he began to participate in swim meets for the Special Olympics and his passion for this sport has continued up to the present. In 2010 he represented New Zealand in the World Championship organised in Taiwan by the Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation (DSISO). Later, in 2013 and 2015, Carlos represented New Zealand in the National Swimming Championship held in Australia.

Carlos was the official photographer for the Regional Special Olympics competitions held in Dunedin in December 2012 and for the World Special Olympics Championships for Asia-Pacific regions held in Newcastle, Australia in December 2013.

In recognition of his achievements, on March 21st 2013, Carlos was awarded the "2013 National Down Syndrome Achievement Award" by the New Zealand General Governor, the Hon. Sir Jerry Mateparae.

Carlos’ passion for photography gained wide attention from Bolivian communications media, when he inaugurated his Exhibit called “Magical New Zealand.”  Twenty-six of his fifty photographs were sold the night of the opening.  The CNN International correspondent in Bolivia covered his story that night, and he was also interviewed by the Univisión television network as well as by multiple local television newscasters and newspapers.

Carlos’ photograph titled "Spread Your Wings Little One," was likewise chosen between close to 300 images presented, becoming one of the 15 pre-selected images for being named finalists in the “My Perspective 2014 Contest”, in London, England. In 2015, his image titled "A Journey Never Ends" was once again selected among nearly 250 images submitted, to become one of the 25 pre-selected images in My Perspective 2015 Awards.

In February 2015 Carlos was one of the accredited photographers at the famous Carnaval de Oruro, in Bolivia. Carlos worked for the Oruro Daily “La Patria” during the “Carnaval” festivities and his photographs were featured in the Daily’s front pages.

In 2014 he was the official photographer for a fashion show featuring hats created by noted New Zealand Fashion Designer Lindsay Kenneth and in July 2015 he was in charge of photographing the models for the book with the same artist’s biography to be published this year.

 

In January 2016 Carlos held a new photography exhibition in La Paz, Bolivia, titled “Dramatic Skies.” To make this exhibition possible Carlos spent two years photographing different places, falling in love with the colours, forms, textures, contrasts and drama that only the skies can hold. Carlos chose his best shots among hundreds in his collection for his purpose was to show how the skies can speak for themselves.

The show once again attracted the attention of a numerous audiences and the Bolivian media, which gave great coverage to his work.

Now, rhythm, tradition and colour is what Carlos brings us in “Carnaval de Oruro,” a Masterwork of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO), the greatest expression of Bolivian culture; a photographic show about the deep devotion and religious faith shown by thousands of dancers in their journey and pilgrimage to the Shrine where their Patroness, the “Virgin of the Mineshafts” is venerated.