Diaz has served as a faculty member at the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, speaker at the National Press Photographers Awards Show & Education Festival, the New York Press Photographers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and served as chair of the Visual Task for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. For several years Diaz has served as judge of the Florida College System Publications Association Annual Photography Contest and Capture Coral Gables Photography Contest for the Coral Gables Museum. Diaz is a Pro Team member for Think Tank Photo, 
3 Legged Thing and Peak Design.

Upcoming Appearances
On going private workshops and seminars

Previous Speaking Appearances

Pulitzer Panel 
News Photography Photojournalism in the 21st Century
July 21, 2016


Thursday, April 28 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Multimedia Music Show of the Rolling Stones in Havana, Cuba
Photographs by Miami Herald Photojournalist Al Diaz 

Trust & Co Bar & Restaurant
2 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Speaker & Portfolio Reviewer DECEMBER 3-6, 2015
                The Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF)

Gables Social Media 

Wednesday November 4th, 3pm

Join Al Diaz on Wednesday as he discusses his workflow for social media and photojournalism at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. To register visit:

Be Ready Before the Moment: 
A Photo Journey with Al Diaz
November 2, Monday 7:00 PM 8:30 PM 
From fashion to action, landscape or wildlife, Al Diaz will discuss the importance of always being prepared by anticipating and visualizing the moment before it happens. He will call upon his first-hand experience obtained while covering everything from natural disasters such as Hurricane Andrew and the Haiti earthquake to following the activities of President Obama and other heads of state. Student will leave this class with a wealth of new ideas and won't want to leave home without their cameras again.
Register HERE:

Chasing The Light, with AL DIAZ
Presented by Photo Workshops Miami 
& Hosted by Coral Gables Museum 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM
Photographers, Welcome! Photo Workshops Miami presents, CHASING THE LIGHT, hosted by Coral Gables Museum on Saturday, April 25, 2015. We've assembled a team of instructors who have a combined 245 years of professional photography experience. In an intimate setting they’ll bring you hands-on instruction with photo workshops, seminars, location lighting and portfolio reviews. For one full day you’ll share the fun and creativity of photography with some of the best in the business. For the professional, amateur or photo enthusiast, who dreams of improving their photography skills, we’ve planned Photo Workshops Miami with you in mind. Take your craft to the next level, join us and 
START LIVING THE DREAM! Limited seating available - tickets on sale now.


Leica Lounge with Al Diaz | Thurs, April 2, 2015 | 7pm - 8:30pm Free Event
372 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 921-4433


Hi friends, how often do you get to see me at work AND learn something too? Sign up for a free #photoworkshop at @BestBuy and you will! I'll be teaching every Sunday this  January 4, 11, 18, 25 at Dadeland North,
 8450 S Dixie Hwy. Miami, FL 33143


With hands-on, professional-style training in portraits, close-ups and action shots, 
this workshop will give you the basic tips and tricks you need to capture life's 
important moments, perfectly.


Week of November 13-15, 2014  Faculty Member Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar


Friday & Saturday August 8 – 9, 2014 Best of Photojournalism 2014 Contest Award Show+ Education Festival National Press Photographers Association

  • Winners of free product from my affiliate sponsors Think Tank Photo & Peak Design.
  • Miami Street Festival Assistant Director Lynne Kaplan and J. Pat Carter, not pictured, win a Leash camera strap from Peak Design.
  • Ashley Taylor, the winner of the Think Tank Photo City Walker 30 poses with  Pulitzer Prize winner Michel DuCille.
  • Shane Srogi wins the Think Tank Photo Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket.
  • NPPA at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre Aug, 2014.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 4-6pm | Panel 2: "Photojournalism in the Digital World." 
This panel will be a conversation with photojournalists, photo editors and experts about issues such as photo-manipulation, the threat to credibility, crowdsourcing, and ethics | Moderator: Prof. Michael Sheerin, SJMC | Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University
More info here.


Friday, April 4, 2014 | New York Press Photographers Association: 
Spring Convention & Trade Show 
The Sports Experience: Shooting Sports from the Best Seat in the House. 
Be Ready Before the Moment: "Breath of Life" Saving Baby Sebastian.


Friday, March 21, 2014 | Society of Professional Journalists at Florida International University: 
Photojournalism Panel with Patrick Farrell and Al Diaz

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