Mauricio Candela's passion for photography started in advertising as an art director. Throughout his art directing career, initially in Columbia and then in the US, he had the opportunity to work with top-notch directors and photographers who inspired him. Simultaneously he began honing his skills and applying his creative knowledge and experience as an art director to this discipline. In 2013 he was ready to take the next step in his career and pivot to becoming a full time photographer. In 2014 Mauricio began directing as well - broadcast spots, and marketing videos.
He has been awarded many times including Cannes Lions, 200 Best Ad Photographers by Lurzer's Archive, new York Festival, Pix De La Photographie, International Photography Awards, Communication Arts Annual Photography, PDN Photo Annual, Addy Awards, Photography masters Cup, El Ojo De Iberoamerica, One Eye land, Dope Photo Awards, AHAA, Graphics, among others.
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