Everyone goes through depression and there are many outlets to get through it. I am a woman artist with a career in photography and it is a tough role to do while battling depression. My outlet is my photography and I will be talking about my depression and how I turn to art to get through it.
ABOUT BRENDA PINA
When Brenda held her father’s 1970 Minolta film camera, she knew photography was her calling. Her mother enrolled her at a local community college at the age of 7 during the Summer to experience developing in the darkroom for the first time.
At the age of 17, she moved from her hometown, San Antonio, Texas to San Francisco, CA to continue her studies in Fine Art photography. She has graduated with an AA and a BFA in Fine Art Photography from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.
Her photography has been in several galleries throughout the United States. She is most recognized for her work called The Body, which is a series of images captured through abstraction and form. She has freelanced for MySA, SA Current, non-profit organizations, volunteered as a photographer for The Special Olympics, and is currently a photographer for San Antonio Magazine and an art teacher for 2nd and 3rd graders. She is a women’s rights activist but above all else she is a devoted mother.