Photographer Ricardo Azarcoya was born in Mexico City and currently resides in Querétaro, Mexico. He studied photography at the Escuela Activa de Fotografia, and in Spain. In 2008, Azarcoya interned at VII PHOTO Agency, where he organized their archive and assisted as an agency editor with magazines such as Time, Newsweek, and The New Yorker. In 2009, Azarcoya became a Canon Mexicana Ambassador. He has since collaborated with Canon Mexico on lectures, workshops, master classes and portfolio reviews. Azarcoya founded Photofest, an international photojournalism and documentary festival, in his hometown of Querétaro. By its 4th year, the festival was included in The Telegraph’s list of the best festivals in the world, the only festival in Mexico to make the list. Azarcoya is also a 2016 recipient of a National Geographic Society grant for the first visual, vertical and scientific exploration to the second largest sinkhole in the world, El sótano del Barro.