Diana Cervantes is an Independent Visual Journalist based in New York City and her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cervantes focuses on long-form visual narratives in conservation efforts, the environment, unique intimate bonds between humans and animals and human ties to the land. Her passion for animals and the environment drives her work from an intimate perspective often forming lasting bonds and working connections with the individuals who welcome her into their lives and work.Cervantes work has captured the plight of the wild horses in the small town of Placitas, New Mexico and most recently two long form bodies of work. A focus on urban oyster restoration in the New York Harbor by Billion Oyster Project, and the self-named Mother Pigeon who shares her bond with the pigeons in NYC. Additionally in 2020 Cervantes was selected as one of the International Women’s Media Foundation Gwen Ifill Mentorship Fellows. She was mentored by Photojournalist and Nikon Ambassador Ami Vitale. In 2022 she was selected to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop. She is also a member of: Argo Collective, The Authority Collective, Diversify Photo and Society of Environmental Journalists.