"I started taking self-portraits and photographs from a place of pain instead of a place of joy. " Mariangela Serrano, a Venuzalen born photographer, found herself locked in an abusive relationship.
A once optimistic, confident creator, soon became riddled with self-doubt and low self-esteem. But photography would become her savior. It would give her the message she needed to realize something was wrong. In other words, photography set her free. It acted as her anchor in life and was her way of medicating to heal emotional wounds. The future now looks bright for this talented photographer. She's soon to be married, and photography remains a constant in her life. We spoke to her to learn more about her painful experiences, how life is for an immigrant in New York, and how she would like her life to look in the future. . thephoblographer.com