Juan de Dios is a Mexican-Danish photojournalist and art color photographer. During his first 10-year of career, he followed his father steps and worked as news designer for one of Mexicos largest newspaper network Group Reforma.
In y-2001 at age 25 he moved together with his danish wife to Denmark where we worked in different fields: graphic & web design, photography, international sales, marketing, fast food restaurants...
Trying to re-define him self Juan DeDios applied to the Danish Photography Academy at Viborg Media college at age 39, where he was enrolled from 2012-2017.
During his education programme he was apprentice for:
Landsbyerne.dk Newspaper as photojournalist
DinAvis.dk Newspaper as photojournalist
ateljeschulte.se, Sweden as portrait photographer
MomentStudio.dk Denmark, as Ad photographer
Juan DeDios art works is a fusion of storytelling, street photography with the use of photography as a medium for expression of creativity and art. Based on his experiences as earlier news & graphic designer, and photojournalist.
In 2016 he was called to participate at the censured international photo-exhibition contest held by the Danish Museum of photography where he won 3 prizes and the solely official second place with the artwork "El Arbol - på vej til Spentrup".
Special prizes for:
"Ny Boder" 2015 - Copenhagen
"Tilsandede Kirken" 2014 - Skagen
"Turister" 2014 -Skagen
After his graduation as formal photographer Juan DeDios got at job as an Art Director photographer for the award wining advertising agency SuperEgo.nu based in Horsens, Denmark
Juan de Dios has developed his own photo technique and has been experimented with it since 2013, the result reminds the paintings from the impressionism art periode and abstract. He defines him selv this journey as his "dogma-in-A-rush 2015" since it was in y-2015 where he presented for the first time his artworks in a solo exhibition held in the city of Randers. Curator: Gunner Byskov presented the exposition with these words:
"It is rare to encounter a major innovator in the Danish photography landscape. Danes have a fairly common understanding of how Denmark should be seen - the Golden age of painters have not lived in vain! Perhaps then, only a foreigner with fresh eyes, could show us the landscape, in a new way to be seen, and that is exactly what Juan de Dios achieves with his pictures. Captured in both large and small cities, and around the Danish countryside. What wonderful observations! New lines, shapes and colors show up for our wondering eyes: is it really Denmark? Yes, it is... and the Danish landscapes will never be quite the same after this...
Intro “In-A-Rush” series
Curator: Gunner Byskov - Chairman
"Fotografisk Salon Aarhus", Denmark.
Juan DeDios curiosity and interest to meet his contemporary art photography colleagues brought him to a very special encounter with Trine Søndergaard as Juan de Dios received an stipend for attending her storytelling and art workshop in 2017 during one week at Kunstfabrikken.
In year 2022 Juan DeDios decided to search for new expositions opportunities and he was received with open arms to exhibit again.