I am Amalia Díaz and I am a travel and documentary storyteller (among other stuff). I was born in Bogotá, Colombia and in 2009 I moved to Austin, Texas to start my Ph.D in Plant Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. I obtained my degree in 2016. Parallel to my scientific studies, I gave myself space to develop my interest and skills in visual storytelling at the Austin School of Photography and the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and in 2015 I started to work under the mentorship of Magnum photographer Eli Reed.
As an expat for almost nine years and someone whose heart and convictions are always going to be split, I have a special attraction for knowing new places and exploring them through stories that are hidden in the daily life, at the same time that I am very interested in keep exploring my roots in Colombia. Any place is good to find the extraordinary in the ordinary and I believe that it is just matter of listening and watching carefully. My current projects explore topics like gentrification, the relationship between dogs and humans, and my personal experiences while traveling and discovering worlds. I am a strong believer that multidisciplinary projects have a deeper impact in society and the integration of multiple interests produces more creative results. If you want to collaborate or just learn more about my work, please contact me. I will be happy to get back to you!
I hope you enjoy my stories.