Photo: Bety Acevedo.

I use photography to document stories of the human condition, and to protect the natural world.

I believe visual storytelling is a powerful way to connect, inspire, protect, demand and to witness the human evolution to generate memory.

Photographer Ricardo Azarcoya was born in Mexico City and currently resides in Querétaro, Mexico. He studied photography at the Escuela Activa de Fotografia, and in Spain. In 2008, Azarcoya interned at VII PHOTO Agency, where he organized their archive and assisted as an agency editor with magazines such as Time, Newsweek, and The New Yorker.

In 2009, Azarcoya became a Canon Mexicana Ambassador. He has since collaborated with Canon Mexico on lectures, workshops, master classes and portfolio reviews.

Azarcoya founded Photofest, an international photojournalism and documentary festival, in his hometown of Querétaro. By its 4th year, the festival was included in The Telegraph’s list of the best festivals in the world, the only festival in Mexico to make the list.

Azarcoya is also a 2016 recipient of a National Geographic Society grant for the first visual, vertical and scientific exploration to the second largest sinkhole in the world, El sótano del Barro.

He has participated as a Photographer - Expert with National Geographic Expeditions Latin America and as a regular speaker for National Geographic Learning Latin America.

His latest solo exhibition was in 2020 in Italy at LUMEN Museum of the Mountain, in which he exhibited mountains photographs from Mexico and Patagonia - a National Geographic Exhibition.

Currently en Querétaro, Mexico and available for assignments.