Winner of the YPA Prize organized by be-Art magazine
“and the 2016 winner is”
A N D R E A A B R E G O
Born December 10,1998
She lives in Culver City, CA.
Currently, she goes to Santa Monica High School, and she is going to be a Junior(11th).
be-Art mgazine: When did you start to use a camera?
Andrea Abrego:I started to use a camera since I was little, but I never really put so much effort into it. Since I live far from school, I ended up spending a lot of time around Venice, I took classes and whatever I learned I used it to go shooting almost every single day if possible. I like to shoot black and white film, it’s my favorite.
be-Art magazine: What do you like in taking pictures?
Andrea Abrego:I like to get something out of a subject that can represent of a part of who I am, but I’m never obvious about it. I’m always paying attention to the lighting and shadows too. For film, I like the process it is done in the darkroom. It is more valuable because I’ve done from processing to contact sheets to test scripts until printing. I could spend hours and don’t get tired of it, once I printed in a darkroom tent, every single time I end up smelling like chemicals.
May 14th, 2016 at Venice Arts,
the day Andrea Abrego received the YPA Prize,
The books (below) by all the contestants are on sale!