Raul Amaru Linares was born in Bogotá, Colombia. His mother was a school teacher and his father a painter. He spent his first years drawing, coloring and reading story books. When he was a child, nobody could understand his handwriting but everybody liked his drawings. Years later, he became an engineer. He realized this type of work required lots of creativity, but that wasn’t the kind of expression he was looking for. One good day he discovered photography and put all his energy into developing his own visual language. He studied photojournalism at the Photo España International Centre. Raul’s photographs have been featured in websites like National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Burn Magazine and The Atlantic, and his work has been exhibited in New York, Madrid, Segovia, Bogota, Dubai, Lima, Quito and Catania.
He is currently based in Madrid, Spain.