Verónica Lombeida Saltos is a photographer born in Guaranda, Ecuador. She studied Photography Design at Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano de Diseño, La Metro / Quito, Ecuador, and attended workshops in Argentina and Chile. Her work invokes the usage of textures, colors, and smells where they can produce sensorial images. Social issues such as mental health and environmental problems are employed in a conceptual and fashionable approach in her work, as well. Past exhibitions Saltos has been in were Premio Brazil at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (Quito, Ecuador), New Starts at Foorumi Gallery (Knokke, Belgium), Global Images – Global Cris at International Center of Photography (New York City, New York).
Her series, Magic House is about how Saltos’ house is part of their identity, presenting it as “a house full of people, spaces full of flowers with light, smells of life.” She states, “it is a series in which I represent what this magical place means to me, my experience with that house. The same meeting with the space and with myself, it is a way I find to say thanks and bye to this place.”
Universes is where one discovers “voices, faces, and spaces around the world in a virtual journey.” After the pandemic invaded the world, people had to find their own way to live and feel Covid by “expressing their inner and outer self in the different corners of the planet.” This approach allowed Saltos to “meet beautiful people who have revealed a little bit of their universes, allowing me to go to the special place of their home.”