It's all about light, therefore shadows.

Carlos Somonte (Mexico City, 1956).


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Degree in Marine Biology. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. UAM. Mexico. Post-Degree in Photographic Studies. PTC. London, England.
His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in England, Germany, Australia, Canada, India, Poland, China, Mexico, Cuba, Spain, USA.

His work is included in various international publications, catalogues and books such as:
PHOTOGRAPHY, A CULTURAL HISTORY. Mary Warner Marien. Laurence King Publishers. London, England.
NEW YORK TIMES. Damien Cave. Mexican Photography.
MEXICAN PORTRAITS. APERTURE. USA.
A MARGINAL BODY. Charles Ardent Merewether. The Australian Centre for Photography. Sidney, Australia.
A SHADOW BORN OF EARTH. Elizabeth Ferrer. NY. USA.

His personal work has been published in the books:
INTERNO. Carlos Somonte. Editorial Desea. Mexico City. 2000.
LOS ULTIMOS POETAS. Editorial UAEM. México. 2015.
CARLOS SOMONTE. Editorial CONACULTA. 2015.

His work is included in the following permanent collections:

ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. USA.
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS. NY. USA.
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE BELLAS ARTES. MEXICO.
THE NIGHT GALLERY. LONDON, ENGLAND.
MUSEO PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES. MEXICO.
THE AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. SIDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM. USA.
LE MOIS DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE A MONTREAL. CANADA.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS. HOUSTON. USA.
FUNDACION CULTURAL TELEVISA. MEXICO.
NOPAL EDITIONS. LOS ANGELES. USA.
CENTRO CULTURAL PARQUE FUNDIDORA. MONTERREY, MEXICO.
LETICIA AND STANISLAS PONIATOWSKI COLLECTION. FRANCE.
ANNA GAMAZO DE ABELLO COLLECTION. SPAIN.
NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART. NY. USA.
CENTRO DE LA IMAGEN. MEXICO.



  1. He has been a tutor in LA ESMERALDA. CENART Mexico City. CENTRO DE CAPACITACION CINEMATOGRAFICA. CCC. Mexico City. CENTRO MORELENSE DE LAS ARTES. Cuernavaca, Mexico.
    He currently teaches at FACULTAD DE ARTES. Universidad Autónoma Estado de Morelos. UAEM. Cuernavaca, Mexico.

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Fernando Eimbcke, Ferchis Grediaga, José Tiburón García, Alfonso Cuarón, Luis Mandoki.
CDMX. 2017.

James Franco. Actor.
2015.

Andy Garcia. Actor.

Alex Fernández
NETFLIX. 2018.

Hanna Murray. Actriz
2015.

Mick Jagger - Grace Jones.

Andy Garcia. Actor.

Roland Joffé. Director.
2015.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Director.
2012.

Henry Goodman. Actor.
2015.

Quique Rangel. Musico.
2014.

Rubén Albarrán.
2014.

Cafe Tacvba.
2014.

Luis Miguel. NY.
1995.

Juanes.
2001.

Luis Miguel. Caribe Mexico.
1994.

Carlos Ballarta.
NETFLIX. 2017.

Luis Miguel. Acapulco.
1995.

Jordi Molla. Actor.
2011

David Belle. Parkour.
2011

Natalia Varela. Actriz
2015.

Alberto García-Alix. Fotógrafo.
Buenos Aires. 2017.

Caifanes.
1988.

Emily Browning. Actriz.
2013.

Lyle Ashton Harris.
Artista.

Emily Browning. Actriz.
2013.

Alejandro Riaño. NETFLIX.
Santiago de Chile. 2018.

Taan.
2016.

Juno Temple. Actriz.
2013.

Christopher Doyle. DP.
2013.

Julian Sands. Actor.
2015.

James Franco. Actor.
2015

Carlos Ballarta.
NETFLIX. 2017.

Leilani Sarelle, Miguel Ferrer. Actores.
1993.

Darrell Fetty. Actor.
2015

Jonás Cuaron. Director.
2015

Carlos, Jonás, Alfonso Cuaron.
2015

Elenco Texas Rising.
2015

Santiago Garcia. Productor.
2015

Alan Saldaña.
NETFLIX. 2017

Santiago Garcia. Productor.
2015

Nacho Desorden, Uili Damage.
2018.

Roco Pachukote. Musico.
1991.

Carla Zabé. Pintora.
2015

Chimera.
2017.

Arango y Sanint. NETFLIX.
Cali, Colombia. 2018

Taan.
2016

Juanes. Musico.
2001

Yo-Yo Ma.
2008.

Ben Barnes. Actor.
2010.

David Hockney. Artista.

Fernando Eimbcke. Director.
1986.

Miguel Bose. Musico.
1992.

Dakota Fanning.
2005.

Alexis de Anda.
NETFLIX. 2018.

Miguel Bose. Musico.
1996.

Miguel Bose. Musico.
1996.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Director
2012.

Michael Cera. Actor.
2013.

Hector Mijangos. Noise Lab.
2015.

Marlene Cabrera. Torero.
2013.

Christian Keller. Director.
2015.