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
Contact me
Loading...
Juan Carlos's latest galleries More galleries...
Juan Carlos's latest uploads More...
Juan Carlos's tearsheets Click for a larger version, paginate with your cursor keys