Photography and Social Justice Fellowship Magnum Foundation (2021)
Community Awareness Award Photographer of the Year International (2021)
FotoEvidence Book Award – CovidLatam (2021)
Grantee: COVID-19 Magnum Foundation Found (2021)
First Place in Photographer of the Year Latinamerica Health Category (2020)
Open Society and Gabo Foundation’s Fund for Investigations and New Narratives on Drugs (2020)
Joop Swart Masterclass World Press Photo (2020)
Will Riera Award (2019)
New York Times portfolio review (2019)
6×6 Global Talent South America (2019)
Eddie Adams and Women Photograph Workshop (2019)
Everyday Projects and Visura Co Mentorship (2018-2019)
Grantee: AECID Africamericanos Ecuador (2018)
Tutor of the 20f Campament in Bolivia (2018)
Honorable Mention in the photobook competition RM (2017)
Johanna (Johis) Alarcón (1992) is a freelance photojournalist and visual storyteller based in Ecuador. Her work is focused on social justice, human rights, and gender related issues. She is a National Geographic Explorer and member of Ayün Fotógrafas, Fluxus Foto, Visura.Co, Fotoféminas, and Women Photograph.
Her work has been published in The New York Times, Bloomberg, Volkskrant, Reuters, and exhibited in Montevideo Photography Center (2021), and Photoville Festival and Latin American Photography Festival Bronx Documentary Center (2019-2020), among others.
Currently, she works on assignments, teaching, and her personal projects.