Carlos Javier Ortiz

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Carlos Javier Ortiz (born 1975 in Puerto Rico) is an American documentary photographer.

He attended Columbia College where he studied photography.

His work is currently in collection at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, The International Museum of Photography, Rochester, New York and The Library of Congress, D.C., His work has appeared in The New York Times,[1] Newsweek,[2] Washington Post,[3] Time Magazine, NPR, The Guardian, and Stern Magazine.[4] He was a staff photographer for “Chicago In The Year 2000″, a yearlong project.

He is working on a cross-cultural youth violence project, which documents adolescents in Chicago,[5] and Guatemala.[6][7] In 2011 he received the Open Society Institute Audience Engagement Grant for Too Young to Die.



  1. ^ "Mormons Sell Security Instead of Salvation". The New York Times (Salt Lake City (Utah);Chicago (Ill)). 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  2. ^ Andrew Romano (2008-06-09). "Expertinent: A Baseball Prediction All-Star Applies His Talents to Politics - Newsweek and The Daily Beast". Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  3. ^ Haygood, Wil (2008-10-06). "Chicago's South Side". Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  4. ^ "Carlos Javier Ortiz « Verve Photo- The New Breed of Documentary Photographers". 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  5. ^ "Young people and juvenile justice in Illinois" inside and out
  6. ^ "Review: Jon Lowenstein and Carlos Javier Ortiz/Gage Gallery", New City Art
  7. ^ a b Carlos Javier Ortiz (2009-05-17). "Too young to die - Chicago Tribune". Retrieved 2012-09-30. 

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