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

Solo Exhibitions

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.


2019- Rober Bullock Transfer Scholarship

2019- Lilian Disney Scholarship

2018- Baker Morell Scholarship

2017- Edward Weston Scholarship