Victor Vargas was born in Mexico City and is currently based in Montreal. He received a BSc in Actuarial Sciences at the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). After working for five years in actuarial related positions, Vargas decided to shift his focus towards photography. In 2005, he studied photography and cinema and took workshops at the Casa del Lago in Mexico City. He immigrated to Montreal in 2008, where he studied Photography at Dawson College.His documentary Paal won several awards and prizes in film festivals across the world and it was nominated for the Mexican Academy Award in 2013. His still photography has been recognized worldwide including a first prize at the Sony World Photo Awards in 2012. Vargas has exhibited his work in Canada,France, Mexico, China, and the United Kingdom. He received the Vivacite Montreal grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) for his project La Mitad Lejana. Victor is represented by The Print Atelier.