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Latin Americans take home POY Latam awards for photographing life around the globe

Photographers from nine countries in Ibero-America were among the winners of the 2017 Pictures of the Year Latam (POY Latam) contest. The biennial competition awards excellence in documentary and artistic photography across Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States. This year, finalists from more than 1,900 entries were judged in Barcelona, Spain, and the winners were announced on May 27. Read more »

AP Latin America desk photo editor Leslie Mazoch reflects on career covering the region

By Sarah Jasmine Montgomery*


In 2001, American photojournalist Leslie Mazoch landed her dream job at the Associated Press (AP), one of the most well-known, international wire services. She moved to Venezuela to begin her career where for the next six years she would photograph financial, political and social issues in the Latin American country. Read more »

Chicago Sun-Times fires entire photo staff, plans to train reporters to take pictures with smartphones

In a move that has shocked journalists across the U.S. and, once again, underscored the precarious state of photojournalism today, the Chicago Sun-Times fired its entire photography staff on Thursday May 30, reported the New York Times. The paper plans to substitute them with freelancers and reporters trained to take pictures with their smartphones, Poynter said. Read more »

Young photojournalist killed and mutilated in northern Mexico

Daniel Alejandro Martínez Bazaldúa. Source: Vanguardia

Daily News Digest: Anonymous raises over $50k to launch crowdsourced news platform

  • Hacker collective Anonymous raises over $50,000 to launch crowdsourced news platform, Your Anon News [BBC]

POY Latam 2013 photography contest names first winners, enters final leg

After receiving more than 30,000 images from 1,300 photographers in the continent, the Picture of the Year Latin America 2013 photography contest entered its final leg this week as judges began naming winners in some of the categories. Read more »

Mexican photojournalist leaves Veracruz state after being discredited by government official

Several journalistic organizations condemned the recent comments made by Veracruz’s director of public safety against a photojournalist that published pictures of a self-defense group. Read more »

Suspect confesses to accepting money to kill Peruvian photojournalist Luis Choy

Photo of Luis Choy. Source: Facebook group, "Justicia para Luis Choy."


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