I was born in Medellín, Colombia in 1973. At age thirteen, me and my family moved to Sevilla, Spain. My first encounter with photography happened in Holland developing camera rolls at the Emmen Zoo’s darkroom. Later, I studied Photography at the University of Groningen Faculty of Arts.
Since 1999, and for the next eight years, I worked as a photojournalist covering news for the newspapers Diario de Sevilla and El Correo de Andalucía in southern Spain. There I learned the visual skills needed to start my personal projects.
After 20 years outside Colombia, I returned in 2006 and started my career as a freelance photographer.
In 2010, along with three Spanish photographers, we co-found the documentary photography agency Bluephoto. A year later, I received the Pictures of the Year International Award –POYi for my work “Amazon, Fragile Treasure”, which was part of the FNPI workshops created by Nobel Prize Gabriel García Márquez.
Currently, my work is published in different national and international media outlets, and I work for clients in Colombia such as Avianca, Revista Semana, Grupo Argos, Museo de Antioquia, and Parque Explora among others.
For the last two years, I’ve been traveling and photographing the Magdalena river along with the renowned ethnobotanist Wade Davis for a book that will be published soon.