“Estrategias para defenderme de mí” is a series of portraits that reflects, my desire to be like my brother in every possible way. I felt my brother was strong, good looking, smart , thoughtful, athletic, etc. Thus that desire led me to feel rejected by any social group and every person including myself, because I saw myself as a weak, one-eye-blind, insecure person. Later in my life and when beginning my studies on photography, I started to realize that my brother’s love was the strongest and purest that I could have ever received. This fact made me think about my self worth, love and some other good qualities I can see in the others. All this reflexion made me realize that all the good feelings and attributes I see in others I photograph are my own and within myself. I photographed 14 people and a self-portrait as swimmers to represent my brother’s love for swimming.
The Veritas School of Photography was born in the year 2000. It’s the only one in Central America that offers a university degree in this specialty. Its philosophy is to educate our students as individuals with strong technical and intellectual skills in the area of photography; an individual capable of producing photographic artwork with a strong conceptual foundation and a distinctive personal approach.