Milagros de la Torre has been working with photography since 1991. She received a B.A. (Hons) in Photographic Arts from the London College of Printing. Her first solo exhibition was presented at the Palais de Tokyo, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris as part of the Under the Black Sun project. After a residency grant from the Cite des Arts, Paris (1995), she received the Rockefeller Foundation Artist Grant and was awarded the Romeo Martinez Photography Prize and the Young Iberoamerican Creators Prize for her series The Lost Steps. In 2003, her artist book Trouble de la Vue (Paris: Toluca editions) was published with text by Jose Manuel Prieto and design by Pierre Charpin. She received the Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts, Photography in 2011.
Her work is part of permanent museum collections including The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; F.N.A.C., Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina among others. A monograph that will gather some of her most striking and compelling work, designed by Toluca Editions, will be published by RM Editorial, Mexico/Barcelona, in 2012.