"This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet." — Rumi
Francisco Diaz NJ, United States
I received my undergraduate degree in art at Queens College in NYC and my graduate degree in art at Adelphi University in NY.
2013 has been a rewarding and busy year—my work was chosen as one of Photographer's Forum Magazine's Best of 2013; my series "The Lost Road" was selected for the core exhibition at The Ballarat International Foto Bienale in Australia; I won First Prize in the New York Center for Photographic Arts' "Rural Impressions" Exhibition; additionally, I was a Gold Medal winner at the Gallery Photographica's International Photography Exhibition in California and my work was selected for the Photo Center NW's "Musings" Photographic Exhibition in Washington.
Rfoto folio, the online curated gallery site for fine art photography has done a Q+A on my work and the unique International Collaboration project that I created where I work with artist/photographers from different corners of the globe whom i have never met---total strangers, yet we come together to create compelling photographic pieces using Facebook as a portal.
There is no other era where this could take place. My first collaborator has been New Zealand artist/photographer Deb Young and recently we have added French artist/photographer Agnes Courrault to the International Collaboration. This remarkable idea is an expansive, positive one---disparate people working together from various countries across the globe, creating instead of destroying.