Nick Wagner is a professional photojournalist based in Austin, Texas. He strongly believes his career enables him to shed light on everyday injustices and he understands appreciates the power community journalism can have on people. Nick makes full use of his fluency in Spanish by producing work abroad in Mexico, Spain and El Salvador. When he isn't chasing a story, Nick is either on a run with his Dalmatian pup or eating tacos at his favorite al pastor food truck.
2016 - Alexia Foundation Grant, 2016 - Hearst Journalism Awards, 2016 - Minnesota Newspaper Association, 2016 - Society of Professional Journalists, 2015 - Kentucky Press Association, 2015 - Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Genice Gipson comforts her "lifelong" friend, Loretta Capistran, outside of Capistran's apartment complex in Refugio, Texas, on Monday, August 28, 2017. Capistran hunkered down in a closet as Hurricane Harvey, boasting 130 m.p.h. winds, pummeled the small community of less than 3,000 people. "We got to be strong, baby," Gipson told Capistran. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Nashville Predators left wing James Neal (18) scores the game-winning goal past Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (31) during the second period of Game 6 in a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Monday, April 25, 2016, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The Predators defeated the Ducks 3-1 to even the series and force a Game 7. Nick Wagner/CSM
In this July 23, 2016 photo, Francisca Santiago, 65, embraces the Rev. Domingo Garcia Martinez after he wed her and lifelong partner Pablo Ibarra, 75, in Santa Ana, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Santiago pulled in the priest for a big hug while a nose-wrinkling smile lit up her face. 'It was beautiful, everything I hoped for,' Santiago said. 'Now we are together with the blessing of God.'