Photo: Erika Schultz

Verónica G. Cárdenas is a documentary photographer, video and photojournalist based in the southernmost region in Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley. Migration issues are a recurring theme that they explore. Their work has been shown at the New York University, United Nations, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Long Island City Arts in New York City, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley-UTRGV, San Benito Museum, Weslaco Museum, Festival of International Books and Arts, FESTIBA, South Texas College, and Festival Internacional de Poesía Latinoamericana, FEIPOL among others.

Cárdenas is an International Women’s Media Foundation Fellow, an Eddie Adams XXXI alumni, a former Women Photograph mentee under Lynn Johnson and Emily Jan, and a current mentee in the Advanced Mentored Study program with James Estrin and Ed Kashi.



My TEDx talk


Associated Press


Bon appétit

BuzzFeed News


Getty Images

Los Angeles Times

National Audubon Society

National Public Radio


Rolling Stone

San Antonio Express-News

Texas Observer

Texas Public Radio

TIME Magazine

The Guardian

The Intercept

The New York Times

The Texas Tribune

The Wall Street Journal

U.S. News & World Report


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley FESTIBA, 2016, Texas

FEIPOL – Traveling Soles, 2016, Texas

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Traveling Soles, 2017, Texas

LIC Arts (Long Island City), 2017, New York

United Nations, 2017, New York

FEIPOL – Viacrucis, 2017, Texas

Brownsville Museum Of Fine Art – Border Fence, 2017, Texas

Weslaco Museum, 2018, Texas

San Benito Museum, 2018, Texas