Portrait Judge

Carlos Fernando Blanco FaríasMaster Photographer Instructor / Mexican Society of Professional PhotographersMaster Photog., Craftsman, Certified Prof. Photog. / Professional Photographers of America Mestre Photographer Instrutor / Associação Portuguesa dos Profissionais da ImagemMember of Honor / Federación Española de Profesionales de la Fotografía y la Imagen

A “Tapatío”  (native Guadalajarian) born in 1954 in Guadalajara México where I have lived all my life.  A mechanical Engineer and passionate amateur photographer since my years in college, I worked as executive in the film factory that Eastman Kodak used to have in my city until 1983 when I decided to become what has been my profession ever since: Photographer.

  • Mentor / Lecturer / Photography Judge
  • Columnist for the “FEPFI Professionals of the Image” Magazine. Quarterly publication of the Spanish Professional Photographer’s Federation.

International Judge for:

  • The World Photographic Cup, Japan 2017.
  • Associação Portuguesa dos Profissionais da Imagem.
  • Spanish Professional Photographer’s Federation.
  • Sociedad Mexicana de Fotógrafos
  • Venezuelan Association of Professional Photographers (AVECOFA),
  • As well as at the Kodak International Salon of Photography.

Instructor, in several occasions, in Mexico, Spain and Portugal of the training program of Judges in Photography for: Associação de Fotógrafos Profissionais de Portugal (AFP), the Spanish Federation of Professionals of Photography and Image (FEPFI) and the Mexican Society of Professional Photographers.

Has given more than 150 Conferences, Courses and Seminars on photography in different cities of the Mexican territory as well as in: Condeixa a Nova, Paços de Ferreira, Caldas da Rainha and Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, Manila Philippines, Almería, Antequera, Cullera , Valencia, Salamanca, Zaragoza, Santiago de Compostela, Madrid and Gijón, Spain, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Medellin and Cali, Colombia, San José de Costa Rica, Managua Nicaragua, San Salvador El Salvador, Guatemala City Guatemala, Quito and Guayaquil Ecuador, Tegucigalpa Honduras, Caracas and Maracay, Venezuela, Panama City Panama, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Kingston Jamaica, Pennsylvania, Miami and Los Angeles in the United States of America.

Jury Chairman in November 2010 and 2007 for the Associação Portuguesa dos Profissionais da Imagem ,in Condeixa a Nova and Paços de Ferreira, Portugal and for Sociedad Mexicana de Fotógrafos Profesionales in different years, in Puebla, Morelia, Aguascalientes and Guanajuato national competitions.

Participates in the only two editions of the book “GRANDES FOTOGRAFOS PUBLICITARIOS EN MEXICO”, a sample of the best 100 Mexican advertising photographers.

Appointed a Distinguished Professor twice by the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara.

Only Mexican photographer invited to present his work in the book “THE PORTRAIT” by Eastman Kodak Company.