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Interview with aV

Your website’s biography mentions that one of your first big photography projects was documenting the complex lives of social workers. Can you tell us how this project came about and what you found compelling about the experience?


Your biography also mentions that after your extensive academic training, you returned to Mexico City to rediscover your family roots. What does this mean to you and do you feel like you have done so?


How has rediscovering your family roots affected or driven your career?


What project did you conduct with the assistance of the International Womens Media Foundation?


What theme or purpose fuels the kind of projects and work you choose? Why is this important to you?


At what point did you begin to realize your career as a photographer was in fact, a career? How did you get to this point?


If you could come up with a project that had no funding or logistical limitations as your magnum opus, what would be?


Can you share a short anecdote from your childhood that still affects you in some way?


If you could go back in time and tell your 20 year old self one thing, what would it be?


What is the hardest project you have ever worked on?


What makes a good photograph in your opinion?


Can you recall one thing you learned in your academic training that has stuck with you as memorable?


What was the most exciting photography project you have ever worked on?


Can you list some of the places you have travelled to photograph?


Do you ever feel uncomfortable with your human subjects when taking photographs? Can you provide an example?