Argentina
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When I finished my undergraduate studies in sociology in Buenos Aires, I was seduced by the idea of ​​doing a specialization in documentary photography abroad. Although I had a long experience with photography, beginning in my teens, I wanted to obtain a degree that could formalize my accumulated knowledge, while learning new things. At that moment, I heard about the program that Spéos was about to launch in collaboration with the Magnum Photos Agency and decided to sign up for the first ever cohort of the Creative Documentary and Photojournalism by Magnum Photos & Spéos in 2015. Both the duration of the program (one year) and the language in which it would be taught (English) made it accessible to my possibilities.

The year spent on the program was intense and challenging. The knowledge obtained allowed me to think of myself as a photographer at an international level, giving me tools to perform with excellence in work related to photojournalism and documentary photography. Getting to know Magnum from the inside was a dream come true; at the same time, it raised new questions for me about ethics and respect for the stories I wanted to tell. The discussions with my colleagues, whom I remember fondly, reinforced my commitment to photographic production in Latin America, influencing the projects I carried out when I returned home.

Over the years I can say without hesitation that my experience at Spéos made me a better photographer. Since then, I have been able to publish my work in national and regional media, participate in exhibitions in different parts of the world and be part of far-reaching collective projects, such as the Women Photograph platform and The Journal collective.