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AK Cespedes was born in Lima, Peru in 1975. Her early life was all about taking pictures and traveling with her family. Her parents instilled these two passions in her and since then she hasn't stopped.
In 2013, she quit her full time job as a television production manager and let go of her 20 year career in the TV industry. She took off to visit Italy for a month, meeting up with her parents to end the summer touring Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary.
One year later, AK's work was featured in the July Miami Mixer event which took place at the Eleazar Delgado Studio in Downtown Miami; the Photography Biennale at Vargas Gallery in Pembroke PInes, FL; the Art Fallout in Girls' Club in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; also featured by Marcano/Maldonado Studios during Art Basel; and the Snap to Grid exhibit at LACDA in Los Angeles, CA. She has also donated to art auctions and volunteered as photo editor for various events benefiting Miami Rescue Mission.
In 2015, AK decided to venture west and lived in Los Angeles for over a year. Aside from discovering all that the west coast had to offer, AK made her presence known by shooting for the LA Downtowner. She also collaborated with friends, like on Rosy Cordero's beauty blog: www.fabgirlmag.com. She kept herself busy once she joined the LA Photo Gang, a group of photography enthusiasts from all levels who met monthly to shoot somewhere in Los Angeles.
AK moved back to Miami in 2017 and since has checked Cuba, Portugal, Russia, and Sweden off her list. Last September she courageously took a workshop through Miami Street Photography with Bruce Gilden in New York, and this fall will be studying under Kerry Payne Stailey in Portland, Maine.