Luis Castañeda was born in Havana, Cuba in 1943. Moved to Spain in 1979 and came to the United States in 1985, residing in Miami, Florida while constantly traveling worldwide professionally engaged in stock photography with several prestigious agencies that represent his work. Luis Castañeda started soon to work as a pro. In 2015 he celebrates his 50th anniversary as professional photographer. His work covers many fields including nature, travel, people. Amongst other he works in close relationship with the Ministry of Culture and the Ballet Nacional de Cuba for many years. Always involved in the cultural scene, he has published several books, written articles in the best photographic magazines, given seminars and workshops worldwide and worked as technical consultant with several camera manufacturers, like Leica, Hasselblad and Panasonic. His work has received many prestigious awards, like “The Ortiz-Echagüe Award” (Spain), “Master of the Leica”(Germany) and “The Golden Eye” (Russia).