Juan Diego Reyes
Asheville, NC, USA
Juan Diego Reyes is a Colombian freelance photographer currently based in Asheville, NC. His work explores themes of cultural history, folklore and mythology, climate change, and conservation.
He migrated to the U.S. with his family at the age of nine, where the challenges of assimilating into two cultures began shaping his view of the world and inspired his curiosity about different cultures, peoples, and places. It is this endless search for genuine connection and understanding that fuels his passion for photography and visual storytelling.
He first picked up a camera after graduating from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Environmental Design, at which time he began documenting his travels and climbing adventures. This promptly led to his desire to use photography as the main form of expression and exploration in his life. As a result, the evolution of his work is diverse and wide-ranging in subject matter and genre, while maintaining a high standard for creating work that is unique and honest.
In the fall of 2019 he began a three-year Advanced Mentored Studies Program under the mentorship of Ed Kashi, member of the VII Photo Agency, and James Estrin, staff photographer for The New York Times and co-founder of Lens. In 2020, he was awarded a Regional Artist Project Grant by the North Carolina Arts Council. He is an educator and expedition leader with National Geographic Student Expeditions. He is a member of Diversify Photo.
Juan Diego is fluent in Spanish and English, and is available for assignments & commissioned work worldwide.
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