Wara Vargas Lara was born accompanied by photography all her life thanks to her parents who are both artists. Her father taught her the art of stopping time.
She studied Social Communication and specialized in press photography at the José Martí Institute of Journalism in Cuba. During the last 17 years she has been working for the media in Bolivia.
Telling stories is what has always motivated her thanks to those who allowed her to do so, by which she achieved several national and international recognitions and exhibited her work in countries such as Germany, United States, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Italy, and Spain. Her photos speak of the women and stories of Bolivia. She loves the mystique of Bolivian rituals and the new world views that build new identities.
Thanks to a National Geographic grant, she is currently documenting the lives of traditional midwives in Bolivia.