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Mariano Diaz (photographer)

Mariano Diaz Bravo is a Chilean-born Venezuelan photographer, graphic designer and writer, best known for his contributions to the study and promotion of Venezuelan folk art. In 1993, he received the Premio Nacional de Arte Popular "Aquiles Nazoa" (Popular Culture National Prize), Venezuela's highest honor for folk artists and folk art promoters.

Mariano Diaz was born on 19 August 1929, in the city of Rancagua, 87 km south of Chile's capital, Santiago. During the 1950s, Diaz worked as a graphic designer for the University of Chile's Experimental Theater Department. Then, in 1960 he moved to Caracas, Venezuela, where he started working as a photojournalist, graphic designer and writer for several Venezuelan newspapers and magazines, including La Esfera, El Mundo, La Republica, and El Nacional . Since 1978, Diaz has exclusively worked as a free-lance writer and graphic designer.

Related websites

Ninos de Porai - Homenaje a Mariano Diaz

Inventario Nacional del Patrimonio Cultural

Museo de Arte Popular tendra 150 piezas de Mariano Diaz

Se enriquece la coleccion del Museo Nacional de Arte Popular

Coleccion de memoria y reconocimiento

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