Diego Orlando

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Diego Orlando was born in San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain.

Interior architect. Master's degree in creative photography at the University of Catalonia.

In 2018, Diego Orlando won the International Photography Awards (IPA) for "La mirada de Goya". An artistic work produced out over two years in different settings in the Province of Girona. In it, the artist depicts the subjugation of Spanish women to the strict religion of the 19th century. This photographic series won two prizes. One in the category of fine arts and the other in books.

Since 2018, he has been producing the series "Saints and Mantillas". In this artistic work; the photographer shows a contemporary view of the life of martyrs and virgins of Christian culture.

Once again, in 2020, Diego Orlando wins the International Photography Awards (IPA). This time, he received the "Honourable Mention" for the series "Malleus Meleficarum", in the same category: fine arts.

He was recently nominated for the International Fine Art Awards -FAPA- 2021.

Besides the awards received. Diego has exhibited at the Los Angeles Museum of Photography and at the Millepiani Gallery in Rome.

In 2021 he participated in two exhibitions: Manchester 2020 VR Exhibition (Jun 20 - Jul 20, 2021) and London Art Biennale (Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2021).

In addition, he was selected to present his artwork at Florence Art Biennale.

In October 2021, the International Photography Awards (IPA®) awarded him an honorable mention in the professional category of Fine Art Portrait for the series "Half lights, half shadows".

The artist's work reflects the masterpieces of pictorialist photography, painting and illustration. These include the pictorialists Robert Demachy, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Josep Maria Casals Ariet, Gertrude Käsebier and Clarence Hudson Whiteen. As well as, the masters Francisco de Goya, Ignacio Zuloaga, J-A-D Ingres, Eugène Delacroix, Alfons Mucha and Victor Horta. Also the photographers Anna Lou "Annie" Leibovitz and Antony Armstrong-Jones.

In January 2022, Diego Orlando will participate in 2BienalBlack organized by Black Brazil Art (BBA).

He currently resides between Caracas, San Sebastián and Barcelona.