paola vivas is a Mexican photographer, born and raised in the south of Mexico and currently resides between Mexico and London and studied Fashion Photography at the University of Arts London. paola was recently part of the Photofusion LCN mentorship and Female in Focus winner selection of 2021, she recently released her first book Espacio Latino which 1st edition sold out in the first 24hrs of release. The second edition of her first book is available for sale here.


Paola's work is inspired by the delicacy of human connections; combining organic portraits with staged and composed images. Paola explores beauty and diversity using digital and analogue mediums allowing the strength of her subject to remain a key part of the narrative. 


Paola has been exploring a more portraiture approach, this shift has allowed her to explore her female gaze as an immigrant woman. Becoming much more accountable for the work she is producing and letting her embed into the projects while creating social connections, exploring intimacy and representation as a form of self-reflection.

paola is also the founder of directorio, an independent directory that aims to act as a support network for multidisciplinary Latin American creatives.

She recently recorded a podcast episode on Female Gaze for Dior Talks available to listen here.

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electric pussy, CDMX; Mex,2015

superflex community at  tate modern, London, Uk 2017.

photo paris with dior, Paris, Fr 2018.

borders, CDMX. Mex 2018.

embracing stillness, Humble Arts, 2021.

female in focus, BJP Award, Uk 2021




selected clientsdior, rejina pyo, fruity booty, wool and the gang, the british museum, the telegraph, puss puss magazine, dna magazine mx, metal, elle mexico, rollacoaster,,, vogue italia, client , violet book, jane by the grey attic, nylon Jp, indie magazine,  l'officiel mx, lula japan, raindance festival.

All images and rights reserved @paolavivasphotography.