Angélica Arbulú Spanish / Mexican, b. 1973

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Through her fieldwork, Angélica has experienced first-hand the inequalities and uniqueness of our world, using her camera as a tool to make sense of her encounters. Her images are full of curiosity and compassion.

Spaniard born in Mexico, Angelica has lived on all four continents and is considered a cultural mix. Her quest is to capture the essence of the mundane. To make the ordinary seem unique.
"This is Angelica's strength, capturing people and places and making everyday life look beautiful and exotic. (Emma Fordham, artist) She sees photography as just the first step in the process, "sculpting" the image through the editing process to enhance its essence.

 

 
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I focuses on people and on documenting everyday rituals that often go unnoticed. My choice of subjects is strongly influenced by my female experience and a conscious approach to everyday life.

With her photography she seeks to capture the essence of the mundane, to make the ordinary seem unique and the unique seem familiar. Her strength is capturing people and places, making the everyday seem beautiful and exotic.

 

A Spaniard, born in Mexico daughter of Peruvians, Angélica has lived on four continents and considers herself a cultural mix.

 

Angélica is a clinical psychologist with a Master's degree in International Relations from John Hopkins University. For the past 20 years she has worked in the humanitarian development sector. After a brief stint in the private sector as a strategy analyst and six years at the UN, she works as an independent consultant on humanitarian and development programmes, with a focus on gender and vulnerable populations. Her clients include UN agencies, governments and foundations.


Photography has been her passion from an early age. He began studying photography in 1990 in Madrid. Although primarily self-taught, he has taken workshops with Chien-Chi Chang, Magnum, Ron Haviv and Tito Herrera. And he was fortunate enough to be mentored by the late Tim Hetherington (Magnum), winner of the World Press Photo award.

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