ANA CASAS BRODA (Spain, 1965) Lives in Mexico since 1974. Studied Visual Arts, photography and history in Spain, Austria, New York and Mexico. Photographer, editor, curator and co-founder from Hydra. Her work focuses on the exploration of identity, memory and its link with the photographic medium. She has published two photobooks in Spain: Àlbum, (Mestizo, 2000), and Kinderwunsch, (La Fàbrica, 2014), She has presented her work in solo shows in Mexico, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Uruguay, and other countries.
Since 1990 she organizes study programs, seminars, workshops, festivals, lectures about the photography medium, with different institutions, such as: Cìrculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico, among others. In 2012 she co-founds Hydra, a platform to generate projects related to the medium of photography, including curatorships, photobooks, exhibitions, sale of work, organization of events and an educational program, thet includes many different activities. Since 2016 she organizes INCUBADORA DE FOTOLIBROS, a long-term educational program that provides authors with the tools to develop their books with the support of international editors, designers and curators from all over the world. In 2018 she founds with Ramon Pez INFRAMUNDO, a publishing project created in Mexico based on the intersection of experiences to produce photobooks, experimenting with different narrative tools, hybrid production and collaborative practices. INFRAMUNDO presented internationally 24 new photobooks in 2018.
She teaches workshops, gives lectures and is invited as jury from different grants and awards in different countries, Paul Huf Award, Foam, Netherlands, 6X6 Global Talent World Press Photo, among others.