Mary, 2020 // iPhone photo
Catalina Aranguren was born in Bogotá, Colombia. At the age of 5 her parents moved and she was raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Her childhood was a constant wavering between languages, cultures, and third and first worlds, on a daily basis. She moved to Chicago to study photography and design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her BFA. Before she graduated, she did a semester in Europe at the Spéos Photographic Institute in Paris, France. She is currently raising three bilingual, bicultural, biracial and bustling boys in New Jersey with her husband and giant dog.