Marco Antonio Cruz, a Mexican photojournalist with more than 40 years of experience, worked as Coordinator of Photography for Proceso magazine
Mexico.- Mexican photojournalist Marco Antonio Cruz, who worked as Coordinator of Photography in Proceso magazine, died this Friday, April 2, at the age of 64, due to a heart attack, while riding his bicycle in the Mayor’s Office, Coyoacán, Mexico City (CDMX).
The death of Marco Antonio Cruz, also a documentary maker with more than 40 years of experience, was announced by journalist Álvaro Delgado Gómez, who recently resigned from Proceso after 26 years of work, in a publication on his Twitter account.
mourns the death of photojournalist Marco Antonio Cruz
Later, the weekly Proceso detailed that photojournalist Marco Antonio Cruz died around 1:40 p.m., probably due to a heart attack while riding his bicycle. The events took place on Tasqueña Avenue, continuation with Miguel Ángel de Quevedo Avenue, Parque San Andrés neighborhood, Coyoacán Mayor’s Office.
The Proceso magazine mourned the death of its collaborator Marco Antonio Cruz , a painter, documentary maker and photojournalist with more than 40 years of experience.
Marco Antonio Cruz, from painter to photojournalist
Marco Antonio Cruz was born in Puebla in 1957. He was a painter by training, but began to venture into photography with Héctor García, a city photographer. Since 1979, he developed as a press photographer in the Weekly Opposition, Así es, Interviú magazine, Fotopress, he was also the founder of La Jornada.
The photojournalist not only portrayed the CDMX, he also documented historical moments such as the 1985 earthquake, the 1988 presidential election, the uprising of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in Chiapas and the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua.
n 2017, Marco Antonio Cruz received the Medal of Photographic Merit awarded by the National Institute of Anthropology and History, within the framework of the 18th National Photo Library Meeting, at that time he said what the role of a photojournalist was: