"For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion".—Cioran


Gabriela is an award-winning food and lifestyle photographer working across the US and Europe. Her photographs create intimate and powerful narrative thoughts about the domestic life in a picturesque and nostalgic style. Gabriela graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta, USA) in 2015 with an M.F.A. in Photography.

Photography & Multimedia Awards

2017 / SCAD Alumni Atelier, Winter & Spring 2017, Savannah & Atlanta, GA
2016 / Award of Excellence, Photography Annual 57, Communication Arts, Menlo Park, CA
2015 / Fine Art, Still Life & Abstract Category, Honorable Mention—Annual Competition, IPA, Los Angeles, CA
2015 / Second Place, Best Use of Photography, Webstock Awards, Bucharest, Romania
2015 / Finalist, Student Artist’s Book Competition—ACA Library, Atlanta
2015 / Runner-up, Huffington Post Multimedia Fellowship, NY
2014 / Finalist, Work with Us—Getty Images Competition Platform
2014 / Fine Art, Still Life Category, Honorable Mention—Annual Competition, IPA, Los Angeles, CA
2014 / Video Blogging Category, Second Place—Webstock Awards, Bucharest, Romania
2014 / Blogger Projects Category, Finalist—Webstock Awards, Bucharest, Romania
2014-2015 / Student Success Grant—Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
2013 / Advertising, Food Category, Honorable Mention—Annual Competition, IPA, Los Angeles, CA
2013 – 2015 / Graduate Fellowship Grant—Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

Gabriela has led trends in food photography and styling, and successfully cultivated her blog and magazine What Liberty Ate to readers worldwide. Fluent in multiple media, her art direction, design, videography, and photography projects have enabled her to partner with clients in Europe and North America, on visual concepts, designs, layouts, and vision. Thus, Gabriela has hands on experience with layout design, typography, color, responsive design, print production, videography, and is well-versed in traditional film techniques, fine art, medium-format capture, post-production and large-format archival printing.

What Liberty Ate {raspberries and chocolate} blog established in 2010, is exploring the poetics of everyday life with photography that investigates the relationship between looking at food and consuming food. Furthermore, the photographs question the definition of food through detailed compositions that cultivate a sense of time and space.

Gabriela has received a number of accolades and has exhibited in various spaces internationally. Her photographic storytelling work appeared in a number of publications both online and in print, such as Communication Arts, Up by Forbes, Forbes, PDN Emerging Photographer, Chickpea Magazine, Port City Review, The Connector, PhotoVogue, Camille Styles, Design*Sponge, Decor8, Millésime, Decât o Revistă, Omnivor, Designist, to name a few.