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Quito, 1990. Graduated in Photography (Universidad de Palermo), professional retoucher and teacher. Diploma in Research and Conservation of Documentary Photography and Pedagogy of Design and Communication (Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Buenos Aires). Master in Education, Languages and Media (Unsam).
She combines the photographic discipline with teaching at different levels and areas related to education, art and technology.  Adjunct professor in semiology, epistemology and aesthetics of the image (FFyL-UBA) and online tutor of the Social and Documentary Photography Programs of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters-UBA. Photographer at La Periódica, digital magazine of feminist journalism. Editor of "Mala Memoria. Diario de un fotógrafo" by Daniel Merle, articles published in "Trascámara: la imagen pensada por fotógrafos" (ed. Alex Schlenker) and Index (10), Contemporary Art Magazine. Digital Pedagogical Facilitator for the Operative Management of Incorporation of Technologies of the Ministry of Education of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
Jorge Mantilla Ortega Award in the Photojournalism category (2020). Member of Women Photograph, Fluxus Foto and Ecuadorian Photographers Association. Production grant from the National Geographic Society 2020 Emergency Fund for Journalists (Fluxus Foto). Selected artist for the MUFF/Caminos Conjuntos 2020-2021 program of the Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo (Uruguay) and finalist of the IV Edition of the Brazil Emerging Art Award 2019.
As a photographer she has worked for NGOs such as Plan International and the Scalabrinian Mission of Ecuador, she has published her work in local and international media such as: Spotlight Initiative, Amapola Periodismo (mx), Pie de página (mx), Interferencia (cl), Zero Grados (esp), LATFEM (arg), La Vaca (arg), El Salto (esp), Amerika21 (ale), Lateinamerika Nachrichten (ale), Mundo Diners, El Comercio, GK, Vistazo, La Tecla-R, Radio Cocoa, La Periódica, La Andariega.
Coordinator of parallel activities and workshop leader at the V Ethnographic Film Festival of Ecuador. She has been a guest lecturer at the "Luz de Ventana" Festival (Chile, 2020), Gris Medio Festival (USFQ, 2020), "Documentary Photography as a tool in social processes" in the framework of the World Press Photo Exhibition (Guayaquil, 2019), "Dialogue in Rooms: Dali from a gender perspective" (Metropolitan Cultural Center, 2019).


Karen Toro

Artist, photographer, and educator based in Ecuador. Member of Fluxus Foto collective.
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