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Experience

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Stringer photographer for Associated Press International Newswire Service in Costa Rica, April 2010 to July 2011.
  • Professional photography instructor, Nature and Travel photography, Foto Verde Tours (www.fotoverdetours.com ) December 2007 to July 2011.
  • Stringer photographer for travel magazines in Costa Rica, may 2007 to July 2011.
  • Stringer photographer for the United Nations High Counsel for Refugees, Costa Rican bureau, June 2007 to July 2011.
  • Stringer photographer for Reuters international newswire service in Costa Rica, August 2005 to April 2010.
  • Staff photographer for The Tico Times, weekly English-language newspaper (www.ticotimes.net ), November 2004 to November 2007.
  • Photographs for International publications at different times: Miami Herald, National Geographic Adventures, Elder Magazine, Central America Today.
  • Photos for “Cook Book” by Chef Camille Rattón, San José, Costa Rica, published October 2006.
  • Photos for catalogs, books and advertising material for different clients, 2004 to present.
  • Photographer for La República daily newspaper, June to November 2004.

 

AWARDS

  • 2010 Inter American Press Association Scholarship, March 2010, to start studies in the USA in August 2011.
  • Finalist, 15th Latin American contest “Working Days”, Escuela Nacional Sindical, Medellín, Colombia, April 2009

    Honorary mention at "Humid Landscapes of Costa Rica" 2009.
  • Honorable mention, Photography Contest “Humid Landscape of Costa Rica” by Alegría Costa Rica, Center for the Arts, April 2009
  • One of five winners in Environment and Culture portfolio contest, Galería Ambientalista, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica, December 2008.
  • Scholarship granted by the Indian Government to attend a Graphic Design and Communication curse in Delhi, India, September 2008.
Exhibit of the “Wine Photo 2008 International Photographic Contest” by Vinícola Balan, Italy.
  • Finalist “Wine Photo 2008 International Photographic Contest” by Vinícola Balan, Italy. Theme: “Our roots”.
  • “Mario Roa 2007, Photography of the year,” Journalist Association of Costa Rica.
  • Finalist, 13th Latin American contest “Working Days”, Escuela Nacional Sindical, Medellín, Colombia, April 2007.
  • First place, Photographic testimony, professional category “II CONTEST, WOMAN, IMAGES AND TESTIMONIES” Center for the Communication “Our Voices”, 2004 Costa Rica.
2007 Mario Roa Award - Photography of the year.

 

EDUCATION

  • Enrolled student at the Journalism Department in San Francisco State University, California, Fall 2011 – Spring 2012.
  • Documentary Photography Workshop with Magnum Photographer Antoine D’Agata, “Up to the limits of photography”, 01-09 september 2009, San José, Costa Rica.
  • Certificate of Proficiency, Graphic Designing and Communication, APTECH Computer Education, Under ITEC/SCAAP program sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, GOI, November-December 2008,  New Delhi, India.
  • Documentary Photography Workshop with Magnum Photographer David Alan Harvey, “At Home with David Alan Harvey 2007,” 22-30 september 2007, New York City.
  • Associate Degree in Photography from Colegio Universitario de Alajuela (CUNA), Costa Rica.
  • 121 credits, Chemistry major, University of Costa Rica, 1999-2003.
  • AFS Intercultural Programs, Belgium,1997-1998.