Microgrant Photographer 3: Daniela Serna

Age: 19
Location: Bello, Colombia
Request: Refurbished Nikon d3100 kit
Grant Status: $544 of $544 raised (100%)
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Daniela's statement: I was born in Medellín. I am 19 years old and currently live with my parents and my brother. I study visual arts at the University of Antioquia and belong to a research group named Mediators in Education at the Museum of Modern Art of Medellín where for two years I have also worked as a guide and taught workshops.

During my six semesters at the university I've had great interest in photography as a medium. At first I used photography only as a tool to record processes, but I have realized the many possibilities of the photographic image.

I've always had a great interest in books, not only for their literary content, but also as aesthetic objects. My current project focuses on documenting the objects or written notes that I find inside used books. What is found in a book speaks of the people who owned them, how they read them and the different ways they inhabited and transformed them.