Clara was born in Medellin, Colombia, South America. She received a degree in Journalism and started her career in Colombia freelancing for a couple of newspapers and working full time in marketing.

Photography has always been Clara’s passion. She bought her first camera, a Nikon, when she was 17 years old and has been inseparable from a camera and photography ever since.  She had a darkroom for black & white photography while she was in college and used this technique for a while.

She moved to the USA in 1999, landed in Cleveland in 2000 and she is currently working in Marketing.   She’s been a member of the Cleveland Photographic Society since 2008. Moving from the traditional film to digital took her a while and she is just starting to explore with digital photography.

She is focused on capturing the reality of life thru her images. She seeks out ideas that tell a story and creates strong feelings and emotions. She enjoys travel and visited many interesting and unique places.  She enjoys taking photos of buildings, city landscapes, people, nature or anything that keeps her memories and emotions alive and vibrant with the place and experience.

Her deep love and admiration for nature have inspired her photographs to capture the shape, texture, color, detail, beauty, and perfection of any and all elements in nature.



I have learned to respect, admire, and observe fine details in nature and be amazed. This beautiful planet nurtures my soul and spirit and I want to capture all of it through my lens.”

     Clara Aguilar

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