Betty Laura Zapata is a Venezuelan documentary photographer based in London. She focuses on long-term projects that document Latin American social issues, political conflicts, health, immigration and gender violence.
Betty completed an MA course in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, graduating with distinction.
Her work has been published in outlets such as Channel 4, The New York Times Lens, Vanity Fair, BBC, among others.
Some of her awards include PH Museum 2017 Women Photographers with an Honourable Mention, les Coups de Coeur de l'AN and FreshFaced+WildEyed.
Betty is a member of Foto-Feminas and Women Photograph.
Awards and Recognitions2019 Selected for Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII. New York
2019 Winner of the VII Academy scholarship. WORKSHOP: Human Stories: Finding the Personal. The Netherlands
2019 Nominee, World Press Photo's The 6x6 Global Talent Program South America
2018 Participant. 20 Fotógrafos Bolivia
2018 Selected for the New York Times Portfolio Review
2018 PH Museum 2017 Women Photographers Grant. Honourable Mention Winner
2017 Latin America Fotografía 6. Winner
2016 les Coups de coeur de l’AN. Finalist
2015 FreshFaced+WildEyed. Winner
2019 Espíritu Inquebrantable. Solo Exhibition. Vanderbilt University. Nashville. USA
2017 Change Makers. Solo Exhibition LAWA. London UK
2017 The Crisis in Venezuela. Solo Exhibition. Kings College London. UK
2017 Broader Implications. Group Show. London, UK
2016 A Photo-Book Exhibition Cork Photo Gallery, Ireland.
2016 Enredadas Exhibition, Group Show. Cuenca, Ecuador.
2015 GuatePhoto, Group Show. Antigua, Guatemala.
2015 San José Foto, Group Show. Uruguay.
2015 Just Another Photo Festival, Group Show. New Delhi, India.
2015 Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed. The Photographers Gallery, London
2015 Consider This, Group Show, London College of Communication, London.
2013 Free Range, Group Show.