Behind the Lens

Diva Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba and emigrated to the United States as a political refugee at the age of three alongside her family.


She studied photography at Miami Dade College and CUNY: LaGuardia where her interest in video grew. She currently studies Film Production at CUNY Brooklyn College.


Her passion for photography has driven her to experiment with image creation both still and moving.  Fueled by nostalgia and the desire to time travel, she uses archival footage as the canvas with which she creates. Using any resources available to her, Diva combines a mixture of analog and digital technologies to create visceral works of moving images that reflect a time before today. 

Diva is currently available for freelance multimedia work and based in Queens, NY.