My name is Luis Tato. I am a Spanish-born stringer photojournalist currently based in Nairobi, Kenya.
I began my visual education studying different drawing and painting techniques. Furthermore, I received a degree in Audiovisual Communication. My career began as a photographer mainly covering the Spain’s Financial Crisis for print media, news agencies and several NGOs. Afterwards, I have been a regular contributor to the Spanish leading newspaper La Vanguardia covering daily news and sports. Currently, I am combining my work as a stringer photographer covering East Africa for AFP, Bloomberg and some others while developing my own photojournalism projects with a focus on sociology, identity and resilience. I speak Spanish and English fluently.
My work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, USA Today, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Telegraph, National Geographic, Der Spiegel, Die Welt, Internazionale, Monocle Magazine, El País, El Mundo or La Vanguardia among others.
2017 - POYi: Pictures of the Year International, 2017 - POY Latam, 2016 - Andrei Stenin International Photojournalism Awards, 2017 - Chris Hondros Memorial International News, 2018 - NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, 2018 - The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Award, 2018 - The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Award, 2018 - Visa d’Or City of Perpignan Rémi Ochlik Award
- Breaking news
- Still life