Betina Garcia

Visual journalist


Betina Garcia / Visual Journalist
Phone: +45 3166 4477
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark

About me Betina Garcia is a visual journalist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Driven by curiosity and a quest for finding out who people are and what they are motivated by she wants to expand people’s perspective on life whether the subject is covering women’s issues, gender identity or immigration. She works on long term projects focusing on the Hispanic community and gender identity in the South of the US.

Her stories have been published in various media outlets including Refinery29, DR, Berlingske, Jyllandsposten, Euroman and BT.

For her it’s important to tell the story using the right medium whether it is using video or stills. She feels it is her responsibility as a visual journalist to inform and start a dialogue with the citizens in order to create more understanding of one and another in a world that is constantly trying to separate us.


2018 - Participant at the New York Times Portfolio Review

2017 - Scandinavian News Design Award | Digital Storytelling | Bronze

2017 - Featured as Emerging Photographer by The GroundTruth Project

2016 - CPOY | Portfolio | Award of Excellence

2016 - CPOY | Documentary | Award of Excellence

2016 - Participant at the Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX

2015 - WKU NPPA Fall Clip Contest | 1st prize Feature category | Western Kentucky University

2015 - WKU NPPA Fall Clip Contest | 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize Portrait category | Western Kentucky University

2015 - Mountain Workshop | Video storytelling workshop | coach Bob Sacha I Frankfort, Kentucky USA

2014 - CPOY | Feature | Award of Excellence

2013 - GAFFA Photo Award | Portrait | 3rd


October 2018 - Present: Part-time photographer DR Ung Digital

August 2018 - Present: Independent Visual Journalist

August 2017 - August 2018: Staff photographer and videojournalist at FBG Medier

August 2016 - August 2017: Independent Visual Journalist

October 2014 - U.S Multiculturalism Study trip to New York City with Thanks to Scandinavia

February 2012 - August 2014: Photojournalist Intern at Scanpix (Berlingske and BT)

January 2012 - January 2013: Photo Editor at Illustreret Bunker

2011 - 2016 - BA in Photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism

Born in Copenhagen, 1984