José Diniz was born in Niterói and lives in Rio de Janeiro. He studied photography at UCAM (Cândido Mendes University) in Rio de Janeiro. He also studied Marketing, Internet Technology and Knowledge Management. He attended several courses at Image Atelier (Rio de Janeiro) , Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and School of Visual Arts in Parque Lage (RJ), where he's currently studying Contemporary Art and Prints Workshop.
In 2013, january was your portfolio published by British Journal of Photography as the “Ones to watch – The talent issue”.
In 2012 won the prize of Marc Ferrez of Photography - FUNARTE (National Art Foundation, Ministry of Culture) with the project MARESIA which will show the exhibition at the Cultural Center of the Federal Court in Rio de Janeiro in 2013.
In 2011 participated in the exhibition International Discoveries III, a bienal selection of 12 photographers in the world by the FOTOFEST - USA curators.
In 2008, he published the book “Literariamente” in São Paulo. He also contributed to the books “SAARA Carioca” in 2010 and “VAI-E-VEM” in 2011.
Exhibited his photos individually the exhibitions: MARESIA in the Centro Cultural da Justiça Federal in Rio de Janeiro (2013), ENSAYO SOBRE OTRO MAR in the Museo Franklin Rawson, San Juan, Argentina (2013), FRONTEIRAS in the Fundación FUCAC during the FOTOGRAMA 2013 - Montevideo - Uruguay, DISQUIETING FORCE in the ArtMedia Gallery in Miami (2013), ULTRAMARINHAS in Fotospaço Fine Art Gallery in Rio de Janeiro (2013), Quirino Campofiorito Gallery the exhibition ISLANDSCAPES in Niterói - Rio de Janeiro (2012), "About Sea" at Photovisa Festival" - Russia (2012), in Buenos Aires (2012) in Centro Cultural Recoleta during Festival de La Luz, Montevideo (2011) during Uruguay Fotograma Festival, São Paulo (2008), Paraty (2007) and Rio de Janeiro (2006).
He has participated in collective exhibitions in Global Print 2013 - Braga - Portugal, Museo de Arte Contemporâneo – Salta – Argentina (2011), Casa de la Cultura del Gobierno de Buenos Aires (2010), Centro Cultural Borges – Buenos Aires (2010), Parque Lage School of Visual Arts (Rio-2010, 2011 and 2013), FOTORIO (2011, 2009 and 2007), Foto Arte Brasília (2009 and 2007), Botanic Garden of Rio de Janeiro (2008 e 2007), among others events.
Some selected exhibitions and awards: Finalist of Conrado Wessel Prize of Photography (2013), Mention Honored in Concurso Fotolibro Iberoamericano - RM Editor Barcelona/Mexico (2012), Encuentros Abiertos – Argentina (2010); Prize Diário Contemporâneo de Fotografia – Belém – Pará (2013, 2011 and 2010); “deVERcidade” – Fortaleza (2010); Prize Leica-Fotografe (2009); Prize Almirante Tamandaré – Ministry of Marine – Salvador, Bahia (2009); Vivo Artemov – Festival de Arte em Mídias Móveis – Belo Horizonte (2009); FESTFOTOPOA – Porto Alegre (2010, 2009 e 2008); Photography Exhibition of Recife (2007 e 2008).
He has photos in private collections and at Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro/Joaquim Paiva Collection - Brazil, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston – USA , Museum of Contemporary Art in Salta, – Argentina, Provincial Museum of Fine Arts Franklin Rawson in San Juan - Argentina and Museum of Contemporary Art of Porto Alegre.