Paul Bárcena Mapi is a fine art photographer.

He was born in 1986 in Querétaro, Mexico, not far from the capital. First trained in Accounting and Finance, he worked in that field for five years.

Photography came into play gradually. It started with personal experiments and part-time classes at La Escuela Activa de Fotografía nearby. Eventually he took it a step further, moving to New York City to train at the International Center of Photography, graduating in 2016.

He is currently living and working in New York.


Daily Mail Online

- Fire Island

- Veteran officers battling 9/11-related illnesses

- Inside the Snapchat surgeon's operating room

- Photos inside America's first egg freezing-only lab

- Portraits of NBA star Grant Hill as he talks opioids in sport

- The Fat Jew celebrates National Rose Day

- The solar eclipse

- Underground artist community in Gramercy

TANK Magazine

- Institutionalized: an outsider's perspective on New York's art institutions.

Begin Magazine

- Institutionalized by Paul Barcena

Punto y Coma

Entrevista a Paul Bárcena: Hacer Arte para Hablar de Arte

International Center of Photography

- SHIFT 11

Diario de Queretaro

- El chico que ve a Nueva York desde el lente de su camara


Institutionalized (solo exhibition)

- SoAM Studio, New York City, 2017

Another Kind of Paradise

- International Center of Photography, New York City, 2016

100% Abstract in Le Dame Art Gallery in London

- Le Dame gallery, London, 2017

Paddle 8 (auction)

- 231 Maujer


Rita K. Hillman Award for Excellence

- International Center of Photography, New York City, 2016


Baxter St Camera Club of New York


Co-founder of Sentence