1983 to present
| 1965Granada, Spain|
Ana Casas Broda (born 1965) is a Mexican photographer. She is known for her work Kinderwunsch (2013) which, created over seven years, explored "the joys and woes of motherhood, from sonograms and childbirth to playful adventures with her two sons".
Ana Casas Broda Wikipedia
Broda was born in 1965 in Granada, Spain. Her father was Spanish and her mother was Austrian and her first language was German. Her grandmother was a photographer whose photographs inspired Broda. Throughout her childhood, Broda moved back and forth between Spain and Austria. Her parents had a "broken marriage," which would later motivate Broda to "heal the old wounds" in her new family. In 1974, Broda and her mother moved to Mexico City.
She attended Casa de las Imágenes, Escuela Activa de Fotografía, the National University of Mexico, and the National School of Anthropology and History, studying photography, painting, and history. Broda began specializing in photography in 1983.
From 1989–93, when she returned to Mexico City, she lived in Vienna and Madrid. Until 2002, she stayed in Vienna for periods of time to take care of her grandmother. Broda lives in Mexico City. She has two sons, Martin and Lucio.
In 2013 she listed Robert Frank, Hannah Wilke, and Elinor Carucci as among her influences.Album. Mestizo Asociacion Cultural de Murcia, 2000. ISBN 978-8489356368. Text and photographs by Hilda Broda and Ana Casas Broda.
Kinderwunsch. Madrid: La Fabrica, 2013. ISBN 978-8415691433. Over the course of seven years, Broda created a photo series exploring the theme of motherhood.