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Published on Dec 11, 2012
If you could tell a story, any story, what would it be? Claudia Camila Lopez is a photographer from Bogota, Colombia. Growing up at more than 8,000 feet above sea level gave her a passion for altitude, a love for hybrid cultures, and an eye for the meeting of extremes. It gave her a patient stubbornness disproportionate to her diminutive stature. And it gave her photography.
For her, the camera is not just a way of zooming in and capturing life from a safe distance. It draws her in closer to her subjects, close enough to read the small print life has etched on their faces. She is inspired by movement and the cinematic image.
Claudia studied Communication - analyzing the cultural implications of multimedia, especially in education. "At the end of the day, just like in the movies," she insists, "I want to have told a story."
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