Hi, I am Carlos Rene Castro.
Carlos Rene Castro is a journalist and photographer based in Salinas and Fresno, California. He was born in El Progreso, Yoro, Honduras, and raised in Salinas after migrating to the United States at five years old. He is currently a Digital Journalism major at Fresno State. Most of his inspiration comes from his experiences growing up as an undocumented child in the United States. His medium of choice is traditionally black and white photography because he can tell a story with a meaningful message. He has won numerous awards including the prestigious Lillian Disney Scholarship and Edward Weston Scholarship. He has shown work in galleries throughout cities in California, such as San Francisco, Sacramento, Monterey, Los Angeles, and Denver. Carlos plans for the future is join the United States as a Public Affairs Officer.
A.A Humanities, Monterey Peninsula College, 2022
A.A Photography, Monterey Peninsula College, 2022
B.A Digital Journalism Option, Fresno State- Currently In Progress
2019- Pacific Grove Art Center, East Salinas in Black and White, Pacific Grove, CA, USA
2018- CSUMB Center For Arts and Culture, Carlos Rene Castro: Hidden Treasures of East Salinas, Salinas, CA, USA
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2020- CPAC Emerging Vision 2020, Denver, CO, USA.
2020- Black and White Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
2020- West Coast Fiber & Book Arts, Escondido, CA, USA
2019- California Institute of the Arts, “Art + Activism”, Valencia, CA, USA.
2018- Blick Art Materials, ““CA Artists Spring Art Show,” Santa Monica, CA, USA.
2018- Open Mind Art Space, “CA Artists Spring Art Show,” Los Angeles, CA, USA.
2018- MPC Gallery, “Shared Seas,” Monterey, CA, USA.
2018- Blue Line Arts, “Lottery for the Arts,” Roseville, CA, USA.
2018- Harvey Milk Photo Center, “Best Photo,” San Francisco, CA, USA.
2017- Sweet Elena's Bakery & Café, “Alternative Process Exhibition,” Sand City, CA, USA.
2017- Monterey Museum of Art, “Weston Scholarship Exhibition,” Monterey, CA, USA.
"Salinas recipient frustrated with Texas ruling barring new applicants." The Californian. 2021
“Young photographer finds beauty in East Salinas.” KSBW8. August 2018.
"Alisal high graduate shines through photos on streets of Salinas.” The Californian. August 2018. “
"A young photographer shows another way to see his home of East Salinas.” Monterey County. Weekly. August 2018.
“Salinas photographer showcases East Salinas in new exhibition.” KION546. August 2018. “
“Brilla graduado de Alisal a través de sus fotografías de las calles de Salinas.” El Sol. August 2018.
2019- Rober Bullock Transfer Scholarship
2019- Lilian Disney Scholarship
2018- Baker Morell Scholarship
2017- Edward Weston Scholarship