Ana María Illera(Barranquilla,
I was born and grew up
in Barranquilla, which is on the Caribbean coast of Colombia,
the home of the Colombian carnival. Its people, culture, landscapes
and climate combine to create the festive and warm hearted atmosphere
this region is renowned for. This has inspired my passion for
capturing moments in everyday life and nature.
I have always enjoyed taking
photos ever since my childhood years. Later when I was studying
Social Communication and Journalism at university, I started
experimenting with photography, more as a powerful tool to express
and convey life and nature without the use of words.
Currently with my work
I regularly travel throughout this beautiful country and therefore
am able to capture through my lens the diversity, contrasts,
people and natural wonders that Colombia boasts.