University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
In 1966, Jaime Ardila received a diploma in architecture from the University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. In 1973, Ardila studied photography at the Ansel Adams Workshop in Yosemite, California with Adams, Jerry Uelsmann, Jack Welpott, Judy Dater, David Muench and Wynn Bullock.
Jaime Ardila began his career as a photography teacher at Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota. From 1966 to 1969, he was a head of editorial production in the evening newspaper El Espacio. From 1970 to 1971, he was an architectural designer there. In 1972, he became a freelance photographer.
The collections of his works were shown in such places as Museum of Modern Art, Bogota; Centro de Arte Actual, Pereira, Colombia; Consejo Mexicano de Fotografia, Inba, Mexico and Centre Culturel Municipal de Villeparisis, Paris.
Jaime Ardila is a very popular Colombian photographer. He is the author of the book "Apuntes Para La Historia Extensa de Beatriz Gonzalez" (1974). His exhibitions took place in Bogotá, Mexico and Paris.