Marco Antonio Cruz Died: How Did Mexican Photojournalist Die?

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.

“With deep sadness, we mourn the death of our dear colleague Marco Antonio Cruz, Proceso’s photography coordinator. His prodigious camera follows him with the love of father and brother ”, wrote about him Julio Scherer García”Process Magazine

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:

“The main thought of a journalist should be never to remain silent, and in our case, always take photos of what bothers us”Marco Antonio Cruz

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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