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Compass T he A r t s
Although inhabiting a genre long considered too
pedestrian to be considered art, the sports stills
of celebrated Miami-based Photographer Al Diaz
show the composition and poise of a true master.
T E X T BY RYA N JA R R E LL
A great sports photograph has all the important elements
needed to leave a lasting impression. “The light, the
emotion, the movement and composition…they all collide
in a split second to tell a compelling story,” says Legendary
Photographer Al Diaz. An award-winning photographer and
staff member of The Miami Herald since 1983, it would be
difficult to count the accolades earned during this veteran
photojournalist’s prolific career, and although certainly not
limited to subjects of the athletic variety, Diaz clearly shines
when faced with the dynamism inherent in physical contest.
From Super Bowls and NBA championships to more modest
collegiate matchups, one of our favorite ways to see sports in
The Magic City is through his prolific lens; AlDiazPhoto.com.