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I am storyteller specializing in documenting social issues and humanitarian crisis in conflict-affected societies as well as covering current world events while also pursuing personal documentary projects. Born in El Salvador, Central America but immigrated to the United States during themid-1980’s settling in Lo… Read More
I am storyteller specializing in documenting social issues and humanitarian crisis in conflict-affected societies as well as covering current world events while also pursuing personal documentary projects. Born in El Salvador, Central America but immigrated to the United States during themid-1980’s settling in Los Angeles, California. I have developed a vocation as a photojournalist and over the course of my career I have documented human rights and conflicts issues as well political, social, economic, environmental,health and cultural subjects in the around the globe, focusing on under-reported issues and long-term projects, including the ongoing post-conflict situation in my native country of El Salvador.

Personal projects are part of being a photographer and I believe that the goal of a documentary photographer is to create images that can visually translate the reality one witnesses. Keeping in mind a criticaleye and ethics. One does not take images; you make images, which are full ofvisual literacy. It is impossible to photograph a subject with objectivity, but it is possible to show a story with truth and without manipulating the events,which one is witnessing. The role of a photojournalist becomes more important when you hear the testimonies of a victim or when you witness the harm one human being causes another.

As a freelancer I carry-out assignments, reportage andstories worldwide for many of the world’s leading publications. I still loves hooting film especially monochrome for many of my long term projects but I am fully digital for the current demand of the media industry.

Nowadays, I am based between San Salvador, El Salvador and San Francisco, California, but always moving.

*Trilingual: Spanish& Italian Read Less
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    The Wall Street Journal — New York, NY, USA
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    Bloomberg News — NY, USA
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    New York Times — NY, USA
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    Global Assignements By Getty Images — NY, USA
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    Corbis Images — CA, USA
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    The Chicago Tribune — Chicago, IL, USA
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    ABACA Americas — New York, NY, USA
  • Senior Contributing Photographer
    N49 Photo Agency — Canada
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    Sipa Press — New York, NY, USA
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    McClatchy Tribine Company — DC, USA
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    Fronteras De La Noticia — San Francisco, CA, USA
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