Born in Lima, Ana studied photography at the Universidad de Lima, Science and Communications Faculty. After many years of professional experience in Venezuela, she decided to set roots in Miami, Florida where she opened her first photography studio in 1996. Shortly thereafter, the University of Florida recognized her works and talents by honoring her with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Artistic Design. In 2011 she relocated to San Diego, CA where she has further strengthen her work as an international artist.
In 2009 she decided to turn her attention back to Perú. Her desire to honor her grandfather Mr. Ricardo Rodriguez La Rosa, gave her the mission to delicately restore, print and exhibit to the world his long lost work titled “Nostalgia”. This exhibition was premiered during the 7th Annual Festival Internacional de Fotografía de Lima, Mirafoto in 2009, then again in 2010 in the Gallery Miro Quesada Garland.
In 2010, her restlessness and mission to protect, preserve and promote the natural environmental treasures of Peru inspired her next exhibition, “Ancón: fauna y tradición”. This exhibition highlighted the beautiful coexistence between nature and man, focusing on the local fauna, sea-life and craft fishing culture of a small seaside village.
Her love for spectacular biodiversity brought her back to Peru in October 2010 with an environmentally-friendly message, “Voces del Mar” (voices of the sea); an exhibit of photos dedicated to the beauty of birds and marine life taken mostly in government protected areas, islands, and guano keys throughout Peru’s coast line. In March 2010, the photograph “Efímero Susto,” taken in Isla Grande-Ancón from the photographic exhibition “Voces Del Mar” was nominated as Best photograph of 2011 by National Geographic.
Then, in November 2011 she launched “Andares” (Gait), her most beloved and successful collection yet. “Andares” honors the Peruvian Paso Horse by inviting the world to see this precious and majestic creature away from the ceremonial show buzz and ventures deep into the quietness of their farms, the ritual of their daily training, and the purity of their innocent jaunts through the rural coast.
In May 2012, thanks to the invitation on the Peruvian Embassy in Qatar, the collection travelled to the city of Doha where it was received with high acclaim from the Arabic community. During her stay in Doha, Ana Maria was invited to photograph the Arabian horses which soon resulted in her latest exhibition “Encuentro a Galope” (Gallop Encounter). This latest exhibition was presented during the 3rd Summit of South American-Arab Countries ASPA that took place in Lima, Peru in October 2012. “Encuentro a Galope” is a harmonic dual display of the Peruvian Paso horse and its ancestral breed the Arabian Horse.
In June 2013, supporting the great initiative to undertake activities to promote our country, The Consulate General of Peru in Los Angeles, USA, invited her to exhibit with great success “Andar Peruano“ (Peruvian Gait).
On October 4, 2013 she was invited to exhibit for the inauguration of the National Cocktail Competition Peruvian Paso Horses NAPHA organized by North American Peruvian Horse Association ‘s Burbank , California From June 7-26, 2014, the Croatian Cultural Center in conjunction with the General Consulate of Peru in LA. They hosted “Andar Peruano” in the city of San Pedro , Los Angeles California.
In the city of Chicago, USA during the month of May 2015 “Andar Peruano” was successfully presented with the support of the Consulate General of Peru in Chicago, the Art Gallery and Foundation “John David Mooney”, Columbia College Photography and Elio Leturia, renowned professor and journalist of Columbia College Journalism.
Today she is still spreading the Peruvian treasures all over the world by exhibiting her work in all cities where Peruvian diplomacy and consulates exist.