Claudia Guadarrama is an independent documentary photographer based in Mexico, focused on long-term projects about social justice, human rights, and gender issues in Latin America. She has over 20 years working in photojournalism and documentary projects.
Her work has been featured in several international publications such as New Yorker, Smithsonian Journeys, GEO France, TIME, El Pais, Paris Match, L'Equipe, Le Monde, The Guardian, and various Mexican publications.
She was the finalist of the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2022, recipient of the 2021 LSI Photography Grant, and a grantee of the Magnum Foundation and the International Women Media Foundation. She is a Women Photograph member.
Her project “Before the Limit” about the journey of Central American undocumented migrants across the Mexican south border, received the 2004 Inge Morath Award, and the 2005 Canon Female Photojournalist Award at Visa pour L’Image Festival. The project was exhibited at the 2006 edition of the Visa pour L’Image Festival in Perpignan, France.
In 2014, Claudia participated in "Danube Revisited. The Inge Morath Truck Project". This photographic road trip was a traveling exhibition of the work of renowned Magnum photographer Inge Morath, alongside eight women photographers retracing Morath's footsteps along the Danube River.
The exhibitions of her work include the Upper Austrian Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art Lansgalerie Linz (Austria); Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (Germany), and Espacio Fundacion Telefonica (Madrid).