Bio

How you see things, is how you are”

Helkin René Díaz is a cinematographer and photojournalist based in Bogotá-Colombia.  He studied film and photography in Colombia(2001), and Photojournalism and cinematography in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2008).

In 2008 he was camera man in the documentary film “THE CROWN” nominated to the Academy Awards and honor mention in Sundance Film Festival 2008.

 

In 2010 he was the cinematographer and camera man in the feature documentary film “JALA, A JOURNEY THROUGH THE SENSES OF WATER”  in India, shot on the Red system and now in post-production.

 

In 2015 is nominated to the Swiss Colombian prize in photography with “VESTIGES” a photographic transmedia project about the places where violent cases happened in the south of Colombia. And won the second prize in the documentary photographic festival “Arrimage” In Paris.

 

Between 2014 to 2016 he was the cinematographer of the awarded Documentary feature film “A RIVER BELOW” Directed by Mark Grieco.

-Official selection Tribeca Film Festival NY 2017
-Official selection Hot Docs Festival, Toronto 2017
-Best Environmental Documentary film, Sheffield film Festival 2017.

“Helkin René Diaz’s cinematography is often striking, with aerial shots of the winding Amazon River capturing a larger sense of the complex nature of the environment and the issues plaguing it.” Variety, Magazine.