Nacionality: Mexican – Spaniard
Born in 1972 in Mexico City. I studied photography in Kodak Mexico and Film in Museo Carrillo Hill. I started my professional career in 1992 as a freelance photographer. I am specialized in travel, adventure and extreme sports photography. I had traveled over 60 countries covering several assignments and expeditions for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler en Español, Discovery Channel, Nike, Editorial Televisa, Reuters, Reforma's Newspaper section "De Viaje", México Desconocido Magazine, Mens Health, Marie Claire Mexico, Harper's Bazar, Travel + Leisure, Rutas del Mundo and No Limits magazines in Spain, AeroMexico's inflight magazine.
Since 2005 I am part of the Red Bull photographers team, shooting athletes and extreme sports all over the world.
In 2014 with Conaculta, I began with photo workshops for kids all around Mexico in indigenous communities and vulnerable of social problems since then I have gave 12 workshops sharing with the kids my passion for photography.
I am part of the art show and collective project “Quetzalcóatl Fotográfico” that have been exposed in several Museums like: Palacio Nacional (México) , Museo Nacional de Antropología (México) , Museo del Ferrocarril (Puebla), Museo Palacio Cantón (Yucatán).
In my personal work I like painting and working with antique photographic techniques like wet plate collodion, platinum & palladium, cyanotype, albumen printing and black and white film photography. I am currently studying Archaeology at the National School of Anthropology (ENAH) in México City.
What's in my bag.
I work with Hasselblad H system H5D40 with 28mm, 80mm, 210mm
Leica MP-240 with Summicron 50mm, Summarit 35mm, Tele-Elmar 135mm
Canon cameras 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 7D.
Linhof Kardan STE
Underwater equipment: Sea & Sea housing and Ikelite housing for canon 5D Mark III, Nikonos V, Nikonos II, Go Pro
Profoto B1 Flashes
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Flashes
Susana Díaz Rivera was born in México City in 1957 in the realm of an artistic family.
She started painting at a very young age, receiving private tutelage from a Master who had studied under Diego Rivera.
Díaz Rivera studied at the University of San Diego, where she received Honors for her work in watercolor. Later on, she attended the University of California San Diego and Orange Coast College.
She has participated in more than 40 art shows, ten of them Solo Shows, in different galleries and museums in México, USA, Italy, England, Sweden and Austria.
The government of México gave her art as a present to 21 Heads of State (USA, Russia, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Brunei, etc.) at the APEC Convention in 2002. Her work is listed in the White House Federal Register, as a present to the President of the United States.
As a resident of Downtown Los Angeles, she painted the homeless, exhibiting them, together with her photographic work, at LAArtcore in 2013
She was nominated “Woman of the Year 2014” by the Latino Art Museum and received Honors in 2015 by the Museum of The Americas.
A documentary of her Solo Show in Umbria, was aired by TRG Plus TV, in 2018.
With an impressionist and expressionist style, her work builds light and vibrancy with staccato brushstrokes filled with color and texture. Her themes vary from figure, to still life, landscapes or abstract work.
Susana is also a photographer and a writer.