Daniel Castro Garcia (UK) is a photographer and filmmaker. His practice focuses on social documentary work related to issues of migration and refugee movement. Castro Garcia’s long-term project, Foreigner, has received of multiple awards, including the 2017 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography and the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award. He is also a past Magnum Foundation Grantee and recipient of the 2021 FOAM Talent Award.

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  • Foreigner, I Peri N'Tera Casa Zingale
  • The Jungle - Calais
  • The Balkan Route
  • Senegal The Return

Concerned by the images coming from reporting on migration movement in the Mediterranean Sea, Daniel Castro Garcia started his documentary series, Foreigner in May 2015, with an aim of contributing a more human response to the visual landscape that were defining the European refugee / migrant crises.

In 2016 his book, Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015 – 2016, was shortlisted for the MACK Publishing’s First Book Award and was later self-published; receiving critical acclaim, and was shortlisted for the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First Book Award in 2016.

Castro Garcia was awarded the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award in January 2017 and the first solo exhibition of Foreigner in London. He was also selected as a grantee by the Magnum Foundation and named as the recipient of the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography in 2017.

In 2020 Castro Garcia was honoured by the Royal Photographic Society with the Vic Odden Award and was selected in 2021 as a FOAM Talent winner. These grants enabled the development of a new ongoing series, I Peri N’Tera; a body of work documenting the lives of young, unaccompanied minors arriving to Sicily after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. A selection of this work was exhibited at the MRO Foundation during Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France in 2022.


I Peri N’Tera, MRO Foundation with Deutsche Börse Photography, Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles (FR)

In Transit, Group Exhibition,  Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland (until September)
In Transit, Group Exhibition ,Stadt Galerie Saarbrucken, Germany (September 2020)
Migration and Meaning(s) in Art, (Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis), Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD USA

In Transit, Group Exhibition, Lunder Arts Centre, Cambridge Massachusetts, USA
In Transit, Group Exhibition, San Diego State University Downtown Gallery, San Diego, California, US
In Transit, Group Exhibition, San Francisco Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco California, US
Stateless: Views of Global Migration, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois, USA

‘In Transit’, Group Exhibition, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon US

Foreigner: Migrations into Europe 2015 – 2016, Wagner University | New York University
New Citizens, group exhibition, Organ Vida Festival, Croatia
Foreigner,  Cortona on the Move Festival, IT
Foreigner’, solo presentation,TJ Boulting Gallery, London, UK
Foreigner’, Month of Photography, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Foreigner’, Punto de Fuga, Paris, FR
Foreigner’, Tiff Festival, Wroclaw, PL
Foreigner’, Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Sydney, AUS
Migration Museum Project – Call Me By My Name, London, UK