About Claudia Jares

Claudia Jares
Born in the small city of Baradero, Buenos Aires province, Claudia's childhood was one of countryside and open air. Her family moved to Buenos Aires when she was 14, and only a few years later, in 1980, when the country was under a military dictatorship, she left for Boston. It was there, immersed in the city's art scene of the early 1980s, that her calling as a photographer became clear to her. She graduated from the New England School of Photography(NESOP) in 1982 and began working right away in editorial, at model agencies and as a set photographer for music videos and short films. Life led her to Caracas, Venezuela (1990), where she continued her career as a freelance photographer for agencies and magazines, as well as participating in collective shows in the city. In 1998, back in Buenos Aires (for good), she has never stopped shooting. She studied Anthropology and Classical Theatre, involved as both performer and photographer. Her work has been exhibited in private and public galleries in the city.