Camilo Leon-Quijano ​is an independent photographer born in Bogotá(Colombia) and based in Paris.

Phd Fellow in Sociology and lecturer at the Gender Studies department of the EHESS of Paris (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences), he uses photography as a medium to understand urban spaces. He explores the intersections between sociology, qualitative methods and photography in an ethnographic fieldwork located in the northern suburbs of Paris.


[email protected] 
+33 669150949
Paris - France

Photo: Maxime Matthys

Awards and Fellowships

2018. Winner. Grand Prix Paris Match du Photoreportage Etudiant.

2018. Selection. La Bourse du Talent (Portrait Category).

2018. Winner (1st Prize). The Rachel Tanur Memorial for Visual Sociology. The Social Sciences Research Council.

2018. Finalist. 6th LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism (Multimedia Stories).

2018. Finalist. Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards.

2017. Finalist. Prix Libération AJAP.

2017. Selection. Nikon/NOOR Academy - Paris

2017. Finalist. LuganoPhotoDays.

2017. Winner. Prix Diapéro du diaporama sonore 2017 avec Libération et Fisheye Magazine.

2017. Winner. Prix de photographie de l'EHESS.

2017. Fellowship. Society for Visual Anthropology /Robert Lemelson Foundation.

Education and Research

Phd fellow EHESS (Sociology)
Lecturer at Gender Studies Department of EHESS
M.A. Sociology and Latin American Studies
IHEAL/U. Sorbonne Nouvelle
M.A. Gender Studies
B.A. Political Sciences
Università di Bologna (IT)


2018. Hotel de Ville de Paris. (Grand Prix du Photoreportage Etudiant Paris Match). 

2018. 6th LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism (Multimedia Stories).

2017. #Lesrugbywomen : plaquer les stéréotypes Sarcelles (FR) - Exposition éphémère au Collège Chantereine
2015/2016. Mujeres, participación e imagen - Medellín (COL) - Museo de la calle (Alcaldía de Medellín)
2015. Femmes engagées à Medellín
Paris (FR) - MIE Bastille - Mairie de Paris
2015. Femmes engagées à Medellín
Paris (FR) - U. Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3)
2013 - Madagascar
Padova (IT). Etnofilm Festival Monselice


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