Walter Hurtado (1993) is a freelance visual storyteller and collage artist based in Panama.

Walter's work is focused on social justice, human rights, and migration related issues.
Originally graduated from International Trade and Logistics; With experience in the private and non-governmental sector, he is characterized by having global mindset. Throughout his travels, he has developed in his photographs the portrait of human behavior in the environment that surrounds him, he also seeks to capture details among the many that the street and urban spaces can give; highlighting the Panamanian cultural diversity, emphasizing the traditions and rituals of each locality.

Currently, he is dedicated to independent photography in photojournalism and content creation, working with news outlets as Bloomberg, foundations and companies  such as Save The Childrenn, Fund. Transición a la Vida, Women Alliance, ESRI, Unión Europea, Cervecería Panamá, DIAGEO, VISA, Alianza Francesa, Gobierno Nacional (Info Plazas), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo.

As an artist, he is part of the collective Arrabal & Diversify Photo.


2024 - Auction Museum of Contemporary Art - Panama
2022/2023- Arrabal - Collective Open Studio - Panama
2021 - Collective exhibition El papel aguanta todo - Diablo Rosso - Panama
2020- Collective exhibition/City Vs Quarantine - Lviv Ukraine
2020- Collective exhibition/International Center of Photography  (ICP) - New York / #ICPConcerned Global Images for Global Crisis 
2019- Collective exhibition/Alianza Francesa de Panama - Francophonie week
2019-  Collective exhibition/Inside out Project -
2017- Collective exhibition/Panamá Intantánea    



La Ruta del Metro - Video interview


Pibe Foto Escuela - Take over
Feria del libro de Panamá - Workshop
Lensventure photography workshops -Second teacher


Collective publication/#ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis


Museo de Arte contemporáneo de Panamá - Method: Curatorial
SandBox Program - Visual narrative and photobook - Santiago Escobar Jaramillo
Getting your work seen and supported / 1 day intensive online workshop - Danielle Villasana
Color and its use in contemporary art photography / 4 days intensive online workshop Persia Campbell
Diversify Photo Portfolio Reviews 2022 - Jennifer Samuel, Photo Editor National Geographic +507 6504-4880

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Walter Hurtado (1993) is a freelance photographer and visual storyteller based in Panama. Walter´s work is focused on social justice, human rights, and migration related issues.
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