Ana Casas Broda (born 1965) is a Mexican photographer.[1][2] She is known for her work Kinderwunsch (2013) which, created over seven years,[3] explored "the joys and woes of motherhood, from sonograms and childbirth to playful adventures with her two sons".[2]

Life and work

Casas was born in 1965 in Granada, Spain.[4] Her father was Spanish and her mother was Austrian[5] and her first language was German.[4] Her grandmother was a photographer whose photographs inspired Broda.[5] Throughout her childhood, Casas moved back and forth between Spain and Austria.[6] Her parents had a "broken marriage," which would later motivate Casas to "heal the old wounds" in her new family.[2] In 1974, Broda and her mother moved to Mexico City.[6]

She attended Casa de las Imágenes, Escuela Activa de Fotografía, the National University of Mexico, and the National School of Anthropology and History, studying photography, painting, and history.[7] Broda began specializing in photography in 1983.[7]

From 1989 to 1993, when she returned to Mexico City, she lived in Vienna and Madrid.[6] Until 2002, she stayed in Vienna for periods of time to take care of her grandmother.[6] Casas lives in Mexico City.[4] She has two sons.[4]

Over the course of seven years,[3] Broda created, Kinderwunsch (2013), a photo series exploring the theme of motherhood.[8]

In 2013 she listed Robert Frank, Hannah Wilke, and Elinor Carucci as among her influences.[4]


  • Album. Mestizo Asociacion Cultural de Murcia, 2000. ISBN 978-8489356368. Text and photographs by Hilda Broda and Ana Casas Broda.
  • Diet Journals.
  • Kinderwunsch. Madrid: La Fabrica, 2013. ISBN 978-8415691433.


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  2. ^ a b c "Sex and Revolution in Latin American Photography". American Photo. Archived from the original on 2016-11-15. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  3. ^ a b Ana Casas Broda. "Kinderwunsch". Archived from the original on 2018-03-25. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  4. ^ a b c d e Phillips, Sarah (2013-01-10). "Ana Casas Broda's best photograph: kids, Crayons and a naked figure". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  5. ^ a b Natsou, Sofia. "Ana Casas Broda: Photographing The Circle of Lov". The Culture Trip. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  6. ^ a b c d Ana Casas Broda. "Resume in brief". Archived from the original on 2018-03-25. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  7. ^ a b "Artist Talk - The Photographers' Gallery". The Photographers' Gallery. Archived from the original on 2017-06-22. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  8. ^ Bright, Susan. "Motherhood Reimagined by Susan Bright". Time. Retrieved 2016-05-19.