Juan Arredondo was born in New Jersey, USA, and grew up in Colombia.
He relocated to the United States to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in organic chemistry. While working as a research scientist at a major pharmaceutical company he became interested in photography. In the fall of 2008 through 2009, Juan interned for photographers Eugene Richards and Lori Grinker, and held a teacher assistant position at ICP (International Center of Photography) in New York City. That same year Juan began to travel to Colombia to photograph that country’s protracted conflict with rebel groups.
Juan’s work has been recognized by PDN Photo Annual, PX3 Prix de la Photographie, The Yarka Vendriska Scholarship, and the Magenta Foundation as a Flash Forward Emerging Photographers winner. He has been selected for the Eddie Adams Workshop and nominated for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass.
Juan now lives between Medellin and New York City. You can see more of his work on his Web site.
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