All images are © Diana Escobedo Lastiri, all rights reserved

Lover and maker, dreamer and wanderer – I’ve always been captivated by the ordinary, and its magic. A storyteller and documentarian at heart, I’ve walked through streets and into the most private moments of strangers for years. Focused on figures of love, shared loneliness, and inconclusive genders I tend to welcome secrets, memories, desires, and the familiar in the unknown.

Since I moved to India when I was sixteen, I pursued my passion for images and words, both still and moving. Recipient of multiple awards and honors, I have also lived and loved in the UK, France, Argentina, the US, the Cayman Islands, Hungary, Israel and Mexico, where I was born and raised. With a Photography Concentration from Parsons Paris, France, a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic, U.S.A., and a MA in Gender Studies from Central European University, Hungary, my practice is international and interdisciplinary. Staying true to my interests, I work as a consultant, trainer, translator, creator and photographer for individuals and organizations. Currently, my main collaborations are with UNICEF and Casa de El Hijo del Ahuizote

A few years ago, I self-published a book titled “Entre Comadres,” a collection of stories told by women and muxes – male homosexuals considered a third gender – and my photography from Juchitan, Mexico. A place that feeds my intellect and visual curiosity, an anchor.

Equally significant is my photography of urban, indoor and other landscapes. I collaborate with various publications and have shown my work in cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Bangalore. Today, while I quietly follow my entrepreneurial spirit, my lens is focused on the rocks I climb, the cities I walk, the oceans I dive in and the love I see.