Frontline Freelance Register
San Salvador, El Salvador
I work as a freelance photographer, while also pursuing personal documentary projects. I am photographer specializing in documentary, editorial and reportage, covering current national and international news while also pursuing personal documentary projects. Born (1974) in El Salvador, Central America, then immigrated to the United States during the mid-1980’s settling in Los Angeles, California where I attended California State University, Northridge, obtaining a B.A. in Arts with an emphasis in Interior Design. Upon graduation, I applied my skills to photography and have since developed a freelance career photographing assignments and stories in LatinAmerica, Middle East and Europe, focusing on under-reported issues and long-term projects, including the ongoing post-conflict situation in my native country of El Salvador.
Nowadays, I am based between San Francisco, California and SanSalvador, El Salvador, but always moving.
2017 - 1st Place (Environment) PDN Storytellers
- Breaking news
- Military embed
Iraq’s Christians Turn to Militia for Protection
QARAQOSH, Iraq—Two years ago, Mubarak Tuwaya fled when Islamic State militants made a triumphant charge through northern Iraq.
THE COURT THAT RULES THE WORLD
A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment. Part one of a BuzzFeed News investigation.
Imagine a private, global super court that empowers corporations to bend countries to their will.
Say a nation tries to prosecute a corrupt CEO or ban dangerous pollution. Imagine that a company could turn to this super court and sue the whole country for daring to interfere with its profits, demanding hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars as retribution.
A Gang Truce Can’t Stop the Violence
It began with a trip back home, to a small town in the country’s western valley, to visit his dying grandmother. More than a decade after El Salvador’s bloody civil war had ended, Juan Carlos, a 38-year-old photojournalist, wanted to see how life had changed. Was his country, one of the most violent in the Western Hemisphere, better off after 12 years of war? Sure, there were shiny new roads and malls, but was the country any safer?