Each year the magazine publishes a book with the works of the nominees. The jury is made up of personalities from the world of advertising, photography, the arts and audiovisual production.
The Colombian was nominated in the fashion section. “He is considered one of the best photographers because of his handling of light and the exposure of it in his photos,” Colombian media outlet El Tiempo reported.
The photographs that earned Cartagena the nomination were taken for a fashion client in Ecuador. The first photo was taken in a small town near Medellin. The second photo was in Las Vegas.
“In advertising work you encounter all kinds of challenges, photography of animals, cars, motorcycles, extreme nature, extreme weather conditions, celebrities, some just want a photo because they are always in a hurry, intractable children, among other things.” explained the photographer to the media.
Currently, Augusto works as an advertising photographer, but previously he had worked as a publicist at DDB Colombia and McCann, it was there in this last agency with the help of its president Alvaro José Fuentes, that he began his adventure in the photography. He has also worked as a teacher for more than five years, teaching the most difficult thing, creativity, he has been in several universities in Medellin such as UPB, Colegiatura and the Institute of Arts.