Viviana Peretti

Viviana Peretti is an Italian photographer based in Bogotá, Colombia, interested in long-term and in-depth stories about marginalized communities and human rights violations. In 2000, after graduating with a BA in Literature from the University of Rome, she moved to Colombia, where she completed an MA in Journalism and spent years working as a freelancer. In 2010, she graduated in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism from the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, where she lived for six years, working on personal projects about religious communities and diaspora while shooting assignments for The New York Times.

In 2013, she was an Artist-in-Residence at L’École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (ENSP) in Arles, France. In 2014, she was elected Photographer of the Year at the Sony World Photography Awards’ Arts & Culture category and she won the American Photography 30. In 2015, she was a Camargo Foundation Fellow in France. In 2017, she was a Bogliasco Foundation Fellow in Italy. In 2022, she received an Honorable Mention at the World Press Photo Awards for her project about forced disappearance in Colombia. Her work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the MACRO Museum in Rome, the Museo Archivo de la Fotografía in Mexico City, and the Centre of Remembrance, Peace and Reconciliation (CMPR) in Bogotà, among others. Her photographs have been published by several international media outlets including The New York Times, Newsweek, BBC, CNN, Vice, and Granta.