photographer

me —

Passionate and structured. Engaging and ambitious. Photography for gyms, brands, publications and people.

Based in Cologne, Germany.

kendy garcia at work.
 

Hey, nice to see you here! Grab some coffee, sit down, and let me tell you a little bit about myself.

I was born and raised in the concrete jungle of Lima, Peru. In 2013 I came to Germany to study at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM). During my studies I worked with photography, sound, music, video and illustration. Eventually majoring in Photography and minoring in post-production of video and sound, and gender studies.

I’m passionate about creating images that capture the essence of the subject. My first love was architecture photography, and for a couple years now sports photography has taken my heart.

For the past 3 years I’ve had the pleasure to combine my two passions and work as Director of Art at Black Box Athletics. There I’ve had the opportunity to photograph lovely people in the pioneer gym in Germany to offer a neurocentric approach to group strength training.

Vive la vida, y no dejes que la vida te viva
— susy díaz

In my 5 years at university I’ve worked on several projects that reflect my interests, thoughts and struggles as an artist.

As a proud latinx of a very conservative household, through my work I’ve challenged the notions of gender that I was raised with and have treated topics like gender inequality, sexual abuse and the portrayal of women in sports. I graduated university with distinction for my project PHASES and my thesis on ‘‘The Role of Photography in the Aftermath of Terrorism in Peru’’.

I aspire to create images that challenge gender inequality. In the hopes that one day lifting a barbell as a woman isn’t a rebellious act, but something encouraged.

Powered by coffee, the ocean and my salsa+reggaetón playlist.

 
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