Caracas, Distrito Metropolitano de Caracas, Venezuela
Wil Riera is a Venezuelan photojournalist and videographer based in Caracas, focused in documenting the humanitarian and cultural landscapes of his country. After eight years working as an engineer in Caracas he discovered the world of photography and he decided to move to New York where he joined the 2013-2014 Documentary and Photojournalism one-year program at The International Center of Photography where he received the George and Joyce Moss scholarship. He expanded his education attending the Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX, the Foundry Workshop in Mexico and the RISC program in Colombia. In 2018, he was selected to participate in the New York Times portfolio review.
In 2014, he decided to move back to Venezuela. Since then, he has been covering news and features as a usual contributor to BBC Mundo, Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal, and as stringer for the The Associated Press. Also, his work on Venezuela has been featured in BBC World, Stern Magazine, Al Jazeera, Vice Magazine, The New York Times, Time, Forbes, Washington Post, Folha do Sao Paulo (Brazil), among others.
2014 - George and Joyce Moss scholarship. New York. 2014
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
- Military embed
- Video capture
- Video editing