Born in Mexico City, Diana Garay is a renowned cinematographer, documentary filmmaker and director. She graduated with Cum Laude distinction from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica and specialized in cinematography.
Her first documentary feature film as director "My friend Bety" obtained the support of the FONCA 2011 Cultural Projects and Co-investment Promotion Program and has been awarded important distinctions, including: "The José Rovirosa Award 2012" for the best student documentary, and was showcased in festivals around the world.
So far, he has photographed two feature films and a documentary: "Distancias Cortas" by Alejandro Guzmán, "Leona" by Isaac Cherem and "Takeda" by Yaasib Vázquez respectively, which have been screened in multiple national and international festivals. Her work as cinematographer has awarded her the Best Cinematography Award given by the Pantalla de Cristal Magazine for “Walking Distance” and the Cinematography Honourable mention for her work in the documentary “TAKEDA” at the 5th ADF Film Photografy Festival.
Nowadays, she is developing several feature and documentary projects as a cinematographer. She is also developing her second documentary feature film “Grieta”, a film that deals with memory and lessons derived from earthquakes, through the gaze of two of the miracle children of the '85 earthquake.
Diana Garay, is also a founding member of Apertura DOP, the first Mexican association of cinematographers that is devoted not only to promoting the work and talent of its members but also to the education and professionalization of women in her guild. Her has been recognized as a jury in DOCS DF, the José Rovirosa Award, the Documentary Project Selection of IMCINE and PROCINE CDMX.