Photojournalist, Al Diaz
For almost 30 years, Miami photojournalist Al Diaz has been capturing dramatic events, sports and important people for the Miami Herald. From the US invasion of Panama and the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, to the attempted coup against Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and the deadly earthquake in Haiti, he has had his boots on the ground. From President Reagan on through to President Obama, he’s captured them all.
A member of the Herald staff that won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for coverage of Hurricane Andrew, Diaz has been granted a Green Eye Shade Award for sports and shared a Robert F. Kennedy Award for his portraits of disadvantaged families during the holidays. A graduate of the University of Florida, Diaz doesn’t need an assignment to shoot—he’s always on the prowl for the next important moment.