Published in Docu Book Vol 4.
Best of Documentary & Street Photography
ISSN: 2814-9033
Digital publication (ebook)

Interview & Photographs: 

Manuela Lamas

Tell about yourself a little bit… How did you become a photographer?

Since I was a child I have always been interested in art, especially visual arts such as painting, sculpture and photography, later I became more interested in cinema. Thanks to my mother (an architect with a great passion for visual arts) I grew up in a home full of art workshops, ceramics classes, museum visits and exhibitions since I was a child. I bought my first camera with my savings when I was 9 years old. After studying photography and film in high school, I decided to pursue a career in film to continue my university studies, also majoring in photography and camera. I have always been interested in the image as a representation of the world and that’s why I was more inclined to documentary photography to explore and learn about the world that surrounds me.

What has been the biggest lesson you have learned as a photographer?

I learned that you have to…