I’m Ana María, I was born in Quito, Ecuador.
My work uses photography to visualize social problems and as a pedagogical tool to encourage people to raise their voice through audiovisual workshops. My personal projects talk about the search for identity and human rights.
I studied journalism and communications at the University Católica del Ecuador in Quito. I got my master’s degree on Audiovisual Communication from UCA in Buenos Aires. I have taken photography courses in the Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art, SICA in Buenos Aires, Foundry Workshops in Guatemala and Bali and at the International Center of Photography-NYC.
I am currently working as a freelance photographer for NGO’s like Save the Children International, private and public institutions as well as on my personal projects. I simultaneously work as a cultural promoter and writer.
With the purpose of creating an open platform to exhibit Ecuadorian documentary photography, I created in 2014 @EverydayEcuador, an Instagram account inspired on a worldwide movement that seeks to show unique images of our everyday life through the vision of photographers and amateurs. We now have more than 53k followers and we have exhibit our work around the world.