Honduran writer and documentary photojournalist. My work focuses on Latin American conflict as it relates to the drug war, forced displacement, and urban dispossession. I seek to bind the disparate threads of communities into the grand, interlinked story of the Western Hemisphere.
In covering the different types of violences facing the region’s people, I hope to record a narrative of both continental struggles and local successes.
- World Press Photo Global Jury Chair for North America and Central America 2023
- World Press Photo 6x6 Global Talent Program Photographer
- National Geographic Explorer
- Journalist for the International Reporting Project
- Open Society Foundations Grantee
- Danmarks Radio Latin America Producer
- Noria Research Field Investigator
- FOAM Magazine Highlighted Talent
- RISC trained
- National Geographic Migration Fellow, 2020
- James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting, 2019
- World Press Association 6x6 Emerging Global Talent, 2019
- Latin America National Geographic Portfolio Winner, 2018
- Eddie Addams Alum, 2019.
- Master's in Conflict & Development from the New School, 2012.
- Bachelor's in Politics & Poetry from Mercyhurst, 2008.
Featured on National Geographic, The New Yorker, ICRC, New York Times, ABC News, Harper's Bazaar, Greenpeace, The United Nations, Bloomberg, MSNBC, Washington Post, Getty, Al Jazeera, NPR, The Nation, Der Spiegel, Deutsche Welle, CNN, The Guardian, Vice News, Danmarks Radio and others.
Also, I've worked on several television documentaries on Latin American struggles for Danmarks Radio separately as a writer, director, and producer.
Currently, photographic work features at the Open Society Foundations' Moving Walls exhibition.
Previously, pieces have been exhibited all over the US in places like Photoville's The Fence, the Bronx Documentary Center, Miami Photofest, and a dozen other American cities.
Other bodies of work have been shown during the World Press Exhibition in over fifty countries, the World Bank's Latin America series, the Addis Adaba biennial, and at University of St. Andrews as part of an artist residency, amongst others.
Public Talks & Photography Workshops
Spoken publicly at different forums hosted by National Geographic, Creative Mornings, The Economist and more on my work and different subjects pertaining to my visual work as well as journalism.
I've lectured at universities such as Columbia, Yale, Princeton, UVA, St. Andrews, Tufts and others, discussing journalism, ethics, photography, and contemporary Latin American issues.
I teach storytelling as often as possible through workshops held across the Americas aimed at helping underserved communities. Both with partners, such as National Geographic Photocamp, and independently.