Al Diaz covers natural disasters, political campaigns, sports championships, temperamental celebrities, and angry mobs as an award-winning photojournalist for the Miami Herald since 1983.
Al Diaz captures the decisive moment covering natural disasters, political campaigns, sports championships, temperamental celebrities, and angry mobs as an award-winning photojournalist for the Miami Herald since 1983. He is the recipient of the 2015 Humanitarian Award by the National Press Photographers Association and the Associated Press Media Editors Showcase Photo of the Year for helping, then capturing the dramatic CPR rescue of a baby on a busy Florida highway.Diaz is a contributing member of the Miami Herald news team that won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News of the sudden collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside; a contributing member of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize Public Service award for the newspaper’s coverage of Hurricane Andrew; Also that year, Diaz is also a contributing member of the photographic staff awarded Pulitzer Prize Finalist for pictures depicting the force of Hurricane Andrew and the strength of those who survived the storm.He has been twice honored with the McClatchy President’s Award for Journalism Excellence for team coverage of Puerto Rico: The Forgotten Island in 2018 and for coverage of the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010.Diaz joined the photography staff at the Miami Herald upon graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree and a minor in Visual Arts. Diaz is a Pro Team member for Think Tank Photo and takes pride in always being ready before the moment. A City of Coral Gables, Florida homeowner since 1987, Diaz is married to Cindy Seip with two children, Angelika, Bartek, and their dog Amanda Bubbles.