After working as a fisherman, chef, radio and television repairman, model, and yoga teacher in a variety of places around the world, Juan Diaz found photography as a way to express his environment and report social inequalities. He is self-taught, and presented his first professional works in 1997 in the audiovisual piece Jo, raciste? for the Barcelona Provincial Council, and in 1998 with cultural items in the children’s magazine Tretze Vents. Since then, Diaz has worked mainly in documentary photography with various NGOs. One of his photographic exhibitions, Miradas, del Pacífico al Índico, was presented with the Global Humanitaria Forum of Cultures in Barcelona in 2004.
Since 2002, several of his works have contributed to Global Humanitaria campaigns, appearing in universities, cultural centers, and other areas. These works include Próxima estación: Calcuta (2002), a photographic exposition, Al otro lado de la vía (2002), an audiovisual piece, Miradas del Pacífico al Índico (2004), a photographic exposition, Perú: historias de trabajo infantil (2006) photographic exposition, and Había una vez un niño (2008), an audiovisual and photographic exposition. His most recent work is with the PROTECT campaign against child sexual exploitation in Cambodia.
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