My name is María Alejandra Sánchez and I am a Photographer and a Yogui. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, I've been living in Guadalajara, México since 2,017, with my twins and husband. Moving to México has been one of the best experiences of my life.
I began with photography 22 years ago, while doing my MA in Visual Communication in London. However life took me through other ways, so three years ago I started a real career in photography.
My work explores the image as a medium for telling stories. With a very strong influence on Magical Realism, my stories are strong in emotions, seeking ways to process, understand and exorcise them. I try to go deep on the dynamics between what you feel, see and express. Getting to know my subjects, understanding their stories and creating new ones, is a way to heal my inner world and help other understand their own emotions.
Currently, I work on several documentary series and personal projects related to my life in México and my views as an immigrant. Also I have a practice on commercial photography related to food and architecture projects. My work has been exhibited on various exhibitions in México.
Diseño Industrial - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia. 1.993-1.998
MA Visual Communication - Kent University, UK 1.998 - 2.000
Diplomado de Fotografía Digital - Edumac Digital Arts School, Guadalajara, México. 2.018
Diplomado en Visual Thinking and Storytelling - Tecnológico de Monterrey, Guadalajara México. 2.018
Estudios de Fotografía Avanzada - Escuela de Artes Plásticas, Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, México. 2.019
Taller "Be Bold" - Gabriela Olmedo. Guadalajara, México, 2.019
Exhibitions and Awards:
Art House Gallery, London. 1.999
Title: ¨Reading Windows¨
Premio Lápiz de Acero - Colombia
Mención Especial, Categoría Medios Interactivos, Edición Año 2.000.
Title: Reading Windows - Fotografía y Multimedia
Raw Artist - Guadalajara Showcase, México 2.019
Finalist on "Documenting Humanity" Contest.
Exhibition in Museo de Las Culturas del Mundo, Ciudad de México 2.019