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Michael Mata

Faces of Humanity Single

Michael Mata

Highly Commended

My name is Michael Mata, a Venezuelan photojournalist, based in Caracas,
Venezuela, I have developed as a photographer, documentary and reporter for
the last 7 years, doing journalistic coverage on issues of national
interest in various areas of daily life in the country. , which cover the
political, economic and social issues within Venezuela.In 2018 I was
recognized with the Simón Bolívar National Journalism Award, in its
category of special mention in photojournalism, together with the
photography team of the Épale CCS magazine for an unprecedented documentary
record about the historical and emblematic corners of the Caracas City.


Guatire City, Miranda State, Venezuela


La Parranda de San Pedro is a traditional cultural festival commemorating the promise made by a mother to the saint to save the life of her daughter, who suffered from a sudden high fever.

The commitment made by the mother was to go out to dance, sing and celebrate every June 29, the date on which SAN PEDRO APOSTOL is celebrated, in gratitude for having saved her daughter, but one day, she also fell ill and died, and her husband decided to continue the promise and dressed and made up to pretend that he was his wife and thus honor her commitment to the saint.

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