Mimi Fuenzalida is an internationally recognized photographer and director. She brings an intimacy, humanity, and connection to her work which allows her subjects’ stories to emerge.
Her commercial photography, including art direction, can be seen in Elle Decor, Departures Magazine, Gallerie, and various online publications. Her fine art photography has been featured on YourDailyPhotography.com and in group shows, most recently at the Los Angeles Center for Photography.
Mimi began her film career by creating legacy documentaries privately commissioned by families. She moved on to work in various aspects of commercial, television, and independent film. Her credits include second camera unit for Border Battles (Discovery Channel), filming and directing an interview with director Greg Yaitanis, creating a book trailer for Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family, and a short film for the Herb Ellis estate commemorating the legendary jazz guitarist. While working with VIMBY (Mark Burnett Digital Studio), she directed many national commercials for both English- and Spanish-speaking markets. Mimi has directed documentaries including Cuba in Transition and Street Poets: The Poem That Saved Me, which was selected by CineChilex to be part of Travesias 2018, showcasing works by Chilean filmmakers living in foreign countries.
Mostly self-taught, in recent years she received a grant to study at the Global Cinematography Institute with DPs including Yuri Neyman and Vilmos Sigmund, ASC.
Born in Santiago Chile, Mimi spent her early years in Chile and Argentina before moving to Los Angeles to develop her photography and film career. She speaks fluent Spanish and English, and conversational German and French. Available for global projects, she resides in London.