Originally from the town of Barranco in Lima, Perú, Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson is a fine art photographer based in Massachusetts. Her work is mainly autobiographical and self-reflective; each image relies on visual codes and symbolism often portraying themes of identity, memory, dreams and the sacred feminine. She regards image making as a powerful medium for exploring and revealing her inner world.
Claudia studied Communications at Universidad de Lima, and Professional Photography at Kodak Interamericana de Perú where she learned alternative processes. In Lima, she worked as a freelance photographer for a local cultural magazine and a regional newspaper.
After moving to Massachusetts in 2000 and studying art and photography in several local institutions, Claudia launched her own commercial portrait business in the Boston area in 2005.
Her fine art work is continually exhibited in museums and galleries across New England, including the Griffin Museum of Photography, Danforth Art Museum, Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Fountain Street Gallery and the Cambridge Art Association Galleries.
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