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paola vivas is a Mexican photographer and currently resides in London. Paola studied Fashion Photography at the University of Arts London and was recently part of the Photofusion LCN mentorship and 2021 Female in Focus  BJP selection.  She released her first book Espacio Latino in April 2022 and the first edition sold out in the first 24hrs of release. The second edition of her first book is now available for sale here. Her newly released zine "Chulas"  celebrates her love for organic, unproduced photography and long-term relationships that arise from ongoing collaborations. 

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 mediums, allowing her subject's strength 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. This has allowed her to become more accountable for the work she is producing and let her embed into the projects while creating social connections, and 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.

Paola is currently part of Thursday Child and her archives are available for licensing at Kintzing

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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 clients: dior, vogue mx, vogue it, rejina pyo, refinery29, 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, the barbican, raindance festival, site paratha.

All images and rights reserved @paolavivasphotography.


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