I’m a freelance photojournalist based in Texas. Much of my time is spent telling immigration stories on both sides of the US – Mexico Border (yes, I speak Spanish). This led to winning the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, as part of a team of Reuters photographers covering the exodus of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the US. I’m available for both editorial and commercial assignments.
I was a staff photojournalist at The Tampa Bay Times until the beginning of 2018. My work for the paper in 2017 was awarded third place portfolio in Pictures of the Year International’s “Newspaper Photographer of the Year.”
At the start of 2018 I left my staff job to freelance full-time in Texas. My 2018 portfolio received 2nd place in the “Photographer of the Year, Large Market” category of NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism contest. That year I was selected as a recipient of the Reuters photojournalism grant in the program’s inaugural year, for a longterm project on environmental injustice in Houston’s industrial East End. A significant portion of my first year of freelancing was spent in the Rio Grande Valley, covering immigration. My coverage of the family separation crisis that resulted from the Trump administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy was part of the Reuters immigration story awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. I’ve completed the Reuters hostile environment training courses and am a member of the National Press Photographers Association, upholding its code of ethics in the field.