PHOTO // ATLANTA, GA
Diwang Valdez is one-third of Atlanta-based director trio Motion Family, but his body of work as a photographer speaks for itself. Peep the photo credit on images of many of today's top hip hop artists and you'll likely find Valdez's handiwork.
Though he began his career in graphic design, Diwang earned his reputation for capturing stirring images of hip hop's most fascinating personalities. For over a decade he has photographed some of the most iconic shots of rap’s brightest stars and well-known album covers including Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd and Mike Will.
While the majority of his work remains entrenched in his hip-hop roots - creating content for record labels Interscope, Def Jam, Atlantic Records, and Warner Music Group - he has also collaborated with corporate clients including Nike, the FDA, Finish Line, Casio, Soundcloud and Ford. His photos have appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Paper Magazine, Respect Magazine, Slam Magazine, and XXL.
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