Luis Barreto

“I dream about exploring all over the world telling stories through my lens and also to get inspired by empowered communities.” Colombian born photographer/filmmaker, Luis Barreto, quit his advertising career to move abroad for photography studies in London.

Since my professional history started, it includes team work, brainstorming briefs and communication strategies for target audiences in tide deadlines at the advertising and marketing field for multinational agencies based in Medellín (EURO RSSG, TBWA, OGILVY), which gave me strong eye for the detail, high standards of aesthetic, engaging storytelling and the ability to incorporate feedback to projects.

Eventually, I moved to London for my English studies and later on photography and films.
My first assignment was in Ghana – 2009, since then my passion for learning, creating bounds, respect and empathy with communities around the world has never stopped and it has lead me to several remote locations to develop and produce concepts in international contexts such as Asia (Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal and Vietnam) and Africa (Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia) and my home country Colombia, where I had the opportunity to work with vulnerable groups and ethnicities, community-based organizations and social enterprises among others to spread their message through high quality photographs and videos in different formats for broadcasting, web and social media channels.

Faces Of The Road - Exhibition

Luis Barreto’s photography project Faces of the Road has been featured multiple exhibitions including Kensington and Chelsea College, London – UK 2010, Botanical Garden of Medellín, Colombia 2011, Café Zorba – Medellín, Colombia 2012, and as part of a collective exhibition in New York – Art Takes Time Square 2012.

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