2019 Giard Grant Winner Roberto Tondopó studied photography at the Contemporary Photography Seminar, by Centro de la Imagen. Currently he is pursuing a master’s degree in Visual Arts in the postgraduate program of Arts and Design at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Tondopó has received grants and prizes including the prestigious Grant Young Creators (in 2011 and 2009) and the National System of Art Creators of his country (2014-2017). He was also shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize in London (2011). He was chosen for the 2013 Photoquai Biennial to represent Mexico. He received Honorable Mention in the Grant FotoVisura (2014), was a finalist for the Roberto Villagraz award (2012) in Spain, and won the Tierney Fellowship in NY (2011). He was also a finalist in the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grant (2016).