Diana Cervantes is a bilingual independent visual journalist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She spent the past four years as a student working at the university newspaper the New Mexico Daily Lobo and has held multiple positions including photo editor.

Cervantes is passionate about photo journalism because it offers a view into different worlds, cultures, and raises awareness to other human 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.

Her work has appeared in the Alibi, The Farmington Daily Times, The Mountainview Telegraph, The Independent, The Rio Rancho Observer, The Albuquerque Journal and the New Mexico Newsport, for which she received 14th in the nation for the Hearst journalism competition for group coverage on the “Keep Our Dreams Alive,” event on the U.S. Mexico border. 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.

Professional Achievements:

Member of the Authority Collective community.

2018: Image selected for National Geographic’s Best of Your Shot 2018. Featured alongside 69 other photographers selected and curated from over 1.2 million images:

2018: Image selected and published on National Geographic Your Shot Nov. 20, 2018

2018: Selected to attend Women Photograph in Brooklyn New York

She is available for commission worldwide and can be reached at, or at (505) 459-1015.