life throug the lens of a camera
Biography of Leo Matiz
Leo Matiz was born in a litle village in Aracataca the first of April of 1917.He grew up as a normal boy of the time, but when he became a teeneager he traveled to the metropolis of his country (bogota). In there he remained for some years in wich he met some important cartooners and painters that propel him to his career, but the real reason he became a fotographer-cartooner was because Enrrique Santos demanded him to adopt this. Leo publiched his firts jobs in Santa Marta in 1933, unfurtunatedly his job did’t became popular or important until he publiched his job in important magazines such as “El tiempo”and””El espectador “ the next year. After this he went to some other american countries to show his neewborn job.
important problems that Leo had in his life started when he
forced to leave Mexico and came to came to Colombia because of an
accusation of plagiarisim.A year after he got to the country he
hurt in an asult, unfortunatedly it never rains but it pours
some years later he looses his left eye in a riot. Because
he quits from fotography and he refuges in a farm at the
the Bogota citye for some years.
Leo matiz did’t retun to fotography until a model in atnas inspireds him to retun to the game in 1996. Some years later he recived an akward in bogota as the most important Colombian fotographer from the 20th century. Finally he dies in 1998 thanks an epathic disease.
In what way is Leo an inspiration for me?