About me

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 the mid-1980’s. 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 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 critical eye and ethics. One does not take images; you make images, which are full of visual literacy, 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.

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

*Trilingual: English, Spanish & Italian
Location El Salvador and USA
Specialisations Reportage, Reizen
Available for commissions
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