Houston, TX, USA
Gustavo Huerta is a photojournalist, born and raised in Houston, Texas. He earned his Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in Print Journalism at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.
Gustavo’s passion to cover social and civil issues faced by under-represented communities stems from his Latino and Queer background. He uses his drive for journalism to help him achieve his goal of becoming a documentary visual storyteller.
Through his determination to master photography, Gustavo was able to document a wide variety of stories in the southernmost tip of Texas. He began amplifying the voices of DACA recipients, LGBTQ+ members and colonia residents when he was first brought on his university magazine, Pulse.
He quickly adjusted to the newsroom and was promoted from intern to photo-editor after one semester. He received honorable mention for On-Site Two-Person Photo Essay at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association and second place in News Feature Story at the Associated Collegiate Press.
Gustavo founded and published Jacaranda, a yearly print magazine in South Texas, which serves to tell the stories of Rio Grande Valley residents. He has also interned at the Mott Haven Herald and the Hunts Point Express. He is a fellow of the 2018 Knight CUNY-J program in New York City.
2018 - Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA), 2017 - Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA), 2016 - Associated Collegiate Press
- Audio capture
- Audio editing
- Video capture
- Video editing