Diana Cervantes is a bilingual independent visual journalist based in Brooklyn, New York relocated from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she freelanced for multiple publications throughout the state. Some of her work has been featured nationally through Bitterroot Magazine and Buzzfeed News.
She is passionate about photojournalism because it offers a view into different worlds, cultures, and raises awareness to other plights besides our own. She also believes the most rewarding aspect of being a photojournalist is the bonds and connections you form with individuals in all walks of life.
Coming from an immigrant family Cervantes is passionate about telling stories of migration and culture. She is also a member of the Authority Collective photo community.
She is available for commission and collaboration worldwide, CV is available upon request.
This project follows the story of Placitas Wild, a non profit organization who took care of free roaming horses in the wild, on a Pueblo reservation near the small town of Placitas. After the Pueblo requested to take back the land the organization was left to find homes for nearly 90 of the horses in their care, many of whom they had cared for 15 years. Some horses found new homes while others had to be sent to Mustang Camp for training in hopes to adopt into homes and sanctuaries. In this image: Adelina Sosa delivers hay to the horses on the San Felipe Pueblo reservation prior to their rehoming. Originally from Panama, Sosa now 69, has been helping with the free roaming horses since she moved out to Placitas in 2000. To Sosa helping the horses is what she feels she was put on this earth to do and is glad to take up the burden. “I’m very happy to do (it) because it was nice to see those eyes (everyday),” Sosa said.
Varied terrain on the reservation where Placitas Wild horses roamed freely for four years. Many of the horses from Placitas Wild were brought in from Placitas and the neighboring BLM land.
Adelina Sosa, seen carrying a bale of hay to the horses on the San Felipe preserve in late February, has been helping with the free-roaming horses since she moved to Placitas 19 years ago. The 69-year-old has tended to their wounds, nursed starving horses, and helped deliver a foal that was stuck in the birth canal.