Starting as a free-lance photojournalist on 1993 in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.
Staff photographer on Nayarit Opina, local newspaper, 1994-1995.
Free-lance photographer in Mexico City, 1996.
Photographer on the SEMARNAP, Federal Environmental Secretary, in Mexico City. 1997.
Staff photographer on the regional newspaper Siglo 21 in Guadalajara City, 1998
Staff photographer on the Reforma group newspaper, Mural, in Guadalajara City,1999-2001.
Recently worked for the Associated Press, from 2001 -2011.
Staff photographer at Xinhua News Agency Latin America bureau 2011-2016.
Independent photographer, open for assignments at the time.
-Honorable mention at the World Press Photo 2010, contemporary issues.
-The Best of Photojournalism 2010, honorable mention on both Domestic news picture story and Domestic news singles.
-67th Pictures of the Year international, excellence award on spot news.
-Photographers Giving Back award, 1st place on news picture of the year 2009.
-The Deadline Club New York City Chapter Spot News Photo 2009.
-Premio Nacional de Periodismo Cultural Fernando Benitez 2009 for the story “Los muertos de todos los dias”, (every day dead).
-Honorable mention at the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, on news story with the story “Drug War”, 2009.
-3rd place on the POY Latin America 2011, spot news single.
-1st place on the POY Latin America 2013, spot news single.
- Breaking news
- Military embed