We had the good fortune of connecting with Diana Cuautle and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Diana, what makes you happy? Why?
The fact that I woke up this morning, that YOU woke up too. Whenever I see humanity observing gratitude – that’s when I’m the most grounded. It brings about a certain grace that can take you places that other emotions won’t.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve noticed that it there is a certain kind of frequency that i get pulled into easily (in terms of energy) when I’m out in the streets. I’m very attracted to things, people, music art etc that embodies the power of nature. Things that feel rooted In the street. If I’m lucky and sensitive enough my camera and I become witnesses to that.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
In my developing story, there’s many I’m eternally grateful for… – I would trace it back to my dear math teacher in middle school that curiously opened my eyes to the world of photography unknowingly. Rafael Lopez, my high school photography teacher from Harry S Truman. All of the wonderful people from ICP @ The Point in Hunts Point, The Bronx circa 2013; where I first experienced the magic of analog and darkroom world. My beautifully brave and hardworking parents, thank you for continuous patience and love. Currently, NYCSPC (New York City Street Photography Collective) that granted me an opportunity to further explore my practice with them. Lastly, all the strangers & friends that shared their beauty, stories and belief, thank you wholeheartedly.

Website: www.cuautlediana.com

Instagram: disposablecuautle

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