Artist Profile

Jacobo Parra

Monterrey, Mexico

Artist Profile

Jacobo Parra

Monterrey, Mexico

Jacobo Parra is a Monterrey-based photography specializing in portraiture and human focus. Despite embarking on a degree in mechanical engineering at Universidad de Monterrey and Communication at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Parra confirmed his life’s dream to work in photography, experimenting with the lens at an amateur level with his family and local environment.

In 1994, he created his own series of images, Diaspora, which documented a Mennonite community in the Mexican state of Durango. Diaspora has been exhibited in Romania and Italy. This work led him to collaborate with various NGOs to document and archive humanitarian aid projects in Ghana.

Selected exhibitions
  • Nada fuera de lo ordinario – Museo de Arte de Sinaloa (MASIN) Sinaloa, Mexico –  2014
  • Il Viaggio / Jacobo Parra -Diáspora – Associazione Culturale Ettore Marcoli, Novara, Italy –  2010
  • Obiettivo Ghana: Effetti Collaterali (Proyecto en Colaboración de Action Aid International) – Chiesa di S. Giulia, Lucca (Toscana), Italy – 2004

  • Bao – Hotel de Ville, St. Malo, France – 2000

  • Kaleidoscope – Museo Gallerille de Arta Bistrita, Rumania – 2000

  • De lo chido y lo coqueto – Presidencia Municipal de Nuevo Ideal, Durango, Mexico 2000

  • Fotografías – Presidencia Municipal de Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, N.L. Mexico –  1999

  • Fotografías – Restaurant – Bar L Cuattro Gatti, Monterrey, N.L. Mexico1999

  • Relato de aquel lugar – Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación (UANL) Monterrey, N.L. Mexico1998

  • Instituto Mater, A.C. Monterrey, N.L. Mexico1996

  • Instituto Mater, A.C. Monterrey, N.L. Mexico1995

  • Paraíso Perdido (Short film)
    Cinematography / 16 mm
    Dir. Ismael Nava
  • Bien, bien (Music Video)
    Control Machete
    Cinematography / Digital
    Dir. Mario Videgaray
  • De (Music Video)
    Control Machete
    Cinematography / 16 mm
  • Nostalgia
    Control Machete
    Director / Cinematography / 35 mm
  • Hay Mamita (Music Video)
    Cartel de Santa
    Director/ Cinematography
  • Oasis (Documental)
  • Video (Merida, Yuc.)
    Dir: Alejandro Cardenas
  • Revista Gatopardo (Mexico)

  • Revista Obras (Mexico)

  • Wall Paper Magazine (England)

  • Legami -Action Aid International- (Italy)

  • Rolling Stones Magazine (Mexico)

  • Revista Marvin (Mexico)

  • Revista Expansion (Mexico)

  • Revista Tec Review (Mexico)

  • Revista Vida Universitaria (Mexico)

  • Revista Armas y Letras (Mexico)

  • Revista La Tempestad (Mexico)

  • Revista La Costa (Mexico)
  • Catalogo FOTOSEPTIEMBRE 2000 (Mexico)

  • Catalogo FOTOSEPTIEMBRE 1999 (Mexico)

  • Catalogo FOTOSEPTIEMBRE 1998 (Mexico)


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