ABOUT Miguel “M.i.G.” Martinez

Originally from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Miguel currently resides in Washington, DC. He is an international photographer and an award winning film director.

 

Miguel grew up surrounded by art in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, and at home where his father was an artisan and his mother a chef.  During this time, his father was gifted a Canon AE-1 camera which quickly became Miguel’s as his passion grew for documenting the world around him.

 

In the early 90’s, Miguel’s family immigrated to the United States, eventually landing them in Charlottesville, Virginia where he spent his formative years.  After graduating from high school, he went on to create the first ever bilingual radio show in Central Virginia that ran for eleven years.

 

In 2007, Miguel relocated to the DC area and began his filmmaking career.  In 2016 he premiered his award winning documentary “Farewell Ferris Wheel” at the AFI Docs film festival.  That same year he was also invited to The White House to speak about the film.  In October 2017, “Farewell Ferris Wheel” will make its television debut on PBS.

 

Currently, Miguel is on a world tour as official photographer for the legendary, Grammy Award winning Cuban hip-hop group Orishas and frequently collaborates with another Grammy Award winning band, Ozomatli.