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Iberoamerican photographers recognized with POY Latam awards tell stories of their own communities and those across the globe

They depict Central American migration to the United States, dancers in an indigenous festival in Peru’s Sinakara Valley, the daily lives of Centennials in Colombia, women serving prison sentences in Venezuela, threats to ancient ruins as the city of Lima expands and environmental poisoning and its effects on Chileans.

The photos of journalists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal were recognized this year during the 2019 POY Latam Awards, founded in 2011 by Loup Langton and Pablo Corral Vega and held every two years. Read more »


Learn to see the other in the age of selfie: Sign up for free online course on documentary photography

An ever-increasing number of people have powerful tools in their pockets or purses that can document the world around them. However, much of the time, the lenses of our phones or cameras are focused on ourselves. The latest course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will show how to get out of selfie mode to tell other people’s stories through documentary photography. Read more »


Instagram account offers new lens on life in Latin America

From one day to the next, followers of the Instagram account Everyday Latin America can travel virtually from Paraguay to Costa Rica to Mexico and beyond. Read more »


POY Latam puts out an open call for its 2015 photography contest

Photographers from Ibero-America still have time to participate in the photojournalism contest Pictures of the Year Latam 2015 (POY Latam), which will be holding an open call until April 7.

The contest aims to reach professional photographers who are nationals of any country in Latin America, Spain and Portugal, or have held residency in any of these countries for more than a year. Participation is free of cost. Read more »


NSA surveillance coverage wins 2014 Pulitzer Prizes

The Washington Post and the U.S. offshoot of The Guardian each won a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service for their coverage of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) secret surveillance activities based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden last year, CNN reported. Read more »


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