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Diego Ortiz Mugica is a renowned Argentine photographer, and a worldwide reference in Zone System and Fine Art Printing techniques. For fifteen years, Ortiz Mugica worked as a photographer for the Antorchas Foundation and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires and he also had his own advertising photo studio, where he worked for the market’s leading brands. Besides, he was a tester for Nikon and Kodak. He was selected by Manfrotto, a company headquartered in Italy, as one of the Local Heroes of Latin America.
Diego Ortiz Mugica was the first photographer admitted to the National Museum of Decorative Arts of Buenos Aires, and his work was also exhibited at the National Museum of FineArts, the Recoleta Cultural Center, and the Borges Cultural Center, among other important museums and cultural institutions in Argentina. At present, his is one of the living Argentine photographers with the largest number of works in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts.
His photos are part of remarkable international collections as well. Several of his works belong to the prestigious Smith Collection, shown at the exhibition entitled “Great Masters of the 20th century”, together with works by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Robert Doisneau, and a dozen of other great masters. Ortiz Mugica’s works travel around the world and have been on display more than ten times in cities such as New York, Washington, Palma de Mallorca and Frankfurt.
Ortiz Mugica was given the “Lorenzo il Magnifico” Award at La Biennale Internazional d’Arte Contemporanea of Florence. In 2007, his book “Fly Fishing Moments” was selected by the Argentine Chamber of Publications as the “best book printed and edited in Argentina”. A short time later, he published Parques Nacionales Argentinos, the official book of Argentina’s National Parks Agency. In 2014, he published his third book, Celebration, portraying brother David Staindl- Rast on his visit to Patagonia.
Currently, Diego Ortiz Mugica is strongly focused on his personal photography and splits his time between Bariloche, where he organizes photo travels in Patagonia and teaches workshops at his studio and dark room, and Buenos Aires where he has a studio and a school of photography.
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