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Paola Paredes

Paola Paredes


Paola Paredes is an ecuadorean photographer. Blending traditional documentary photography with staged imagery, her work focuses on issues facing the LGBT community, exploring contemporary attitudes towards homosexuality in Ecuador. Putting herself at the forefront of her imagery, her work represents a personal and intimate challenge to social prejudices, and invites renewed discourse on the interactions between sexuality, family and personal freedom in contemporary society.

Paola received a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design in Quito before completing her first photography masters degree at Middlesex University in 2015. She also a second masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication in 2016. Her first major photographic work ‘Unveiled’ was widely celebrated upon its publication, and has been extensively distributed online, receiving support from prominent publications including, Huffington Post, Feature Shoot, and Cosmopolitan.

Her second project ‘Until You Change’ has also been widely celebrated online with prominent publications in BBC, Aljazeera, Yahoo News, Vanity Fair and more, as well as been exhibited internationally. Skin Deep is her lastest interactive photographic series.

MuseumNext Digital Exhibitions Summit
Monday, 5th December 2022

Skin Deep – A Digital Interactive Exhibition

Skin Deep is an interactive photographic experience. It presents fifteen stories, representing the diverse sexualities and gender identities of the queer community in Ecuador. Skin Deep was exhibited in Ecuador in the heart of the capital Quito. The exhibited consisted of new media, interactive pieces, photographs etc. In this talk I will explain the curation and creative process behind creating this exhibition.

Paola Paredes