Gaston Carreño Doctor (2014) and Master (2007) in Latin American Studies, Social Anthropologist (2002) and Diploma in Journalism and Cultural Criticism (1998) from the University of Chile. His areas of specialty are visual anthropology, the relationship between indigenous peoples and their representations, as well as coastal studies. He has developed field work and interdisciplinary projects throughout Chile. Among its main lines of research, Fondecyt stands out: photography and film work on indigenous peoples, the construction of identities in Chile, as well as the relationship between coastal communities and whaling. His work as an undergraduate and graduate academic has developed in different Chilean and foreign universities. He also highlights his role as coordinator of the Center for Studies in Visual Anthropology and director of the Chilean Journal of Visual Anthropology. He is currently working as a researcher in the project "Strengthening equal access to an independent and transparent justice in the Andean region: social audit and transparency", of the European Union and the Andean Commission of Jurists in conjunction with the Faculty of Law of the University Chile, deepening the legal-social relationship between indigenous communities and extractive industries.