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Andrés de Varona

Andrés
de Varona

SPE Member since 2017
Member Chapter: Southwest

Andrés de Varona

SPE member since 2017
Everything Merging
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Andrés de Varona

SPE member since 2017
Pillar's Arm
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Andrés de Varona

SPE member since 2017
Open Light
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Andrés de Varona

SPE member since 2017
To See Myself Alive
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Andrés de Varona

SPE member since 2017
Weight
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Andrés de Varona

SPE member since 2017
Wings
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Andrés de Varona

SPE member since 2017
Catalyst
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Andrés de Varona

SPE member since 2017
Independence
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Andrés de Varona

SPE member since 2017
New Energy
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Andrés de Varona

SPE member since 2017
Atomic
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about

I was born into a Cuban family and grew up in Miami, Florida. The majority of my teen years were spent running cross-country while I attended high school.

Wanting to leave Miami and start a new slate, I went to Bloomington. Like most people who go to college, I was unsure what to study. Being interested in images and writing, and pressured to take a more practical approach, I pursued journalism. However, I realized that I didn't want to take pictures, but instead create them. Little by little I've learned to speak a language true to myself. My mother's passing helped me discover this, and it galvanized my need to know more about who I am and what I can express.

The camera is my tool to measure cycles of indignation and of healing, as well as our growth as human beings, and as a way to record victories.

- Andrés

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