Indiana University Bloomington, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture, + Design
Photo Associations & Memberships:
Society for Photographic Education (SPE)
About Andrés Mario de Varona
I was born in Miami, FL in 1996 to a Cuban family. After attending a Jesuit high school I went to college at Indiana University, in Bloomington. Like most people who get to go to college, I was unsure of what to study. Being interested in images and writing, and pressured to take a more practical approach, I thought I’d be a journalist. Though I was quick to realize that I didn’t want to take pictures, but instead create them. Little by little I’ve learned how to speak a language true to myself. It was my mother’s passing that helped me discover this, and it’s what galvanized me into wanting to know more about who I am and what I can express.
At the moment, I feel the camera is a tool for me to measure cycles of indignation and of healing, as well as my growth as a human, and as a way to record victories.