Sandra Selva's Photography focuses on catching those moments in time that hold the essence of people, groups and causes.
Sandra attended the Argentinian University of San Salvador de Jujuy, and received a Bachelor's degree in Social Communication with a specialization in Scientific Research. She began her professional life devoting time and courage to a thesis focusing on the identity of marginalized and excluded sectors of her country.
In 2013, after graduating and working for some time at the research field of the university, Sandra moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in order to explore the country, learn the Portuguese language and develop as a street photographer, documenting the process of pacification of Rio's favelas before the World Cup in 2014. During this period, her photography caught the eye of Playing for Change, multimedia movement created to inspire and connect the world through music.
Since 2015 she has been photographing and filming musicians and concerts for the Playing for Change Movement. In the same year started to participate in the production of music videos and photos for the national program Turn Around Arts created by Michelle Obama in 2011. She compliments this work with her other freelance photography and her personal projects.
#apolaroidforasmile was created to give before taking, a photo for a photo was the way she founded to leave a memory with the people she photograph and share along the way as street photographer. This project came after her first trip to Africa documented with a Rolleiflex SLX medium format film from 1976.
Born in Argentina, she travels the world portraying cultural and social manifestations.
For more information on Sandra's work or to get in touch regarding employment opportunities, feel free to get in touch.
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WHITE HOUSE PROJECT/ TURN AROUND ARTS; USA TODAY JOURNAL, WASHINGTON DC, MAY-2016
ROLLING STONES SHOW PHOTO GALLERY; FOLHA DE SAO PAULO JOURNAL, BRAZIL, FEB-2016