TOKYO-2017 Editorial / sports

Flooded Arena

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/sports
  • Photographer
    Camilo Diaz

Inhale. Dive. Drift into the fog of war of two teams in a submerge room. To be champions in an extreme sport in which the adrenaline and emotions of the game are enjoyed in silence. The Colombian national team is honing their skills for the most important tournament in this discipline: the Underwater Hockey World Championship in Australia 2017.

Camilo Diaz, born 1981 in Medellin, Colombia, studied Visual Arts at the National University of Colombia and further Fashion Photography, Advertising and Film Studies at various Universities in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His artistic work focuses on the intimate portrayal of people and their immediate lives and surroundings. More than a depiction, his photographs reveal an intimate discovery and allow shared momentum. His subjects are not strangers but rather people with whom he enters a story.