"One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things" -Henry Miller-
In this moment my work focuses on food as aesthetic, live, everyday item. From a documentary perspective as a connection between people and builder of social collective, family and personal identities. From a commercial view as a path of cultural communication.
I firmly believe food is culture and culture is also represented by the textures, colors, flavors and smells of the dishes. Here you will find a little of these worlds that I attempt to photographically combine.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying this journey!
Andrea Salerno Jácome
Venezuela, Edo. Miranda. 1978.
After having spent twelve years in music (Symphony Orchestra of Estado Anzoategui and Kaujaro Jazz Ensemble, Venezuela.) And several years teaching traverse flute and music (University Center of Arts, University of Los Andes; Edo Táchira Symphony Orchestra and Fundación del Niño, Venezuela) I move to Barcelona, Spain, to study cinema and photography at the Pati Llimona and the Institud d’ Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya.
I have been fortunate to work in film and television, short films, documentaries, feature films and series in Spain, Venezuela and Argentina.
I have also worked in various print media, both in Spain and in Venezuela and I've been a speaker at conferences on disability and art.
For these turns of life I came to Rosario as invited jury to the Latin American Film and Video Festival in 2009 and since then my relationship with this city has been narrowing to become my home.
Here I have given workshops at Arte en Foco (2010-2014), Zona Roja Espacio de Fotografía (2014-2015) and private groups of students and private companies: Workshops of Basic and Advanced Photography, Composition, Documentary Photography, Creative Processes, Still Photography for Films, Photography for blind children, Food Photography among others.
In 2013 I won second place in the Alliance Française of Rosario´s photo contest "On joue sur la Terre".
In 2014 I began studying Psychology at the National University of Rosario, Argentina.
In 2015 I won third place at "La Sal de La vida" food photography contest in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Finished a workshop on Photojournalism at Sindicato de Prensa, Rosario.
And had my first solo exhibition at Cultural Center Cine Lumière. "The path to the Heart (Landscapes of a Gastronomic Culture)"; photo exhibition held at "Neighborhood´s recipes. Stories of popular food at the X Conference of Neighbour´s Historians and Chroniclers ".
In 2014 and 2016 I have receive food styling lessons with Marcela Lovegrove, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 2015 and 2017 I've given talks about food photography at the International Food Fair (FIAR) in the Salón Metropolitano de Rosario, Argentina.
In April 2018, together with Marcela Lovegrove, Latin America's pioneer in food styling, two Food Styling and Photography workshops in Rosario city.
Today I work for a large number of national and international clients and agencies from my photo studio in Rosario, Argentina.