Allan Sekula was an American photographer, writer, critic and filmmaker. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1951, he lived most of his life in Los Angeles and the surrounding regions of southern California.
I was born in Italy with Colombian background (my grandmother). As I graduated from high school, I moved to Australia for 3 years, while traveling around East Asia. During my travels, I had developed a strong interest in photography and soon enough I fell in love with the medium.
In Australia, I moved my first steps as a commercial photographer working for “JustAustralia“ and the Italian magazine Il Globo, but my interest and passion toward photography are due to my fascination with the narrative possibilities that the medium offers.
I believe that visual narratives have a strong power that many times is impossible to convey in written text. For this reason, I focused more and more on the medium of photography during my studies and started to investigate the storytelling possibilities offered by the visual medium itself.
This eventually led me to the Royal Academy of Art, KABK, where I have got the opportunity to learn and experiment with a huge variety of approaches to documentary photography.
I am currently living in The Hague, where I have just graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, receiving an honorable mention for the Paul Schuitema Award 2020.
I have exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Trieste, Udine, London, Novi Sad (Serbia), The Hague, and my work was featured in platforms such as ARTDOC, Vogue Italia, and The Photographic Journal.