L.A. Occasions’ Gary Coronado Earns Images Award from the Nationwide Affiliation of Hispanic Journalists

L.A. Occasions’ Gary Coronado Earns Images Award from the Nationwide Affiliation of Hispanic Journalists

Los Angeles Occasions Photographer Gary Coronado has earned a 2022 Ñ Award for images from the Nationwide Affiliation of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) for his heart-wrenching pictures highlighting migrant deaths within the Rio Grande Valley close to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Offered throughout a livestream on Oct. 30, the NAHJ Ñ Awards have a good time excellence in journalism and storytelling that represents Latinx communities.

Coronado was recognized for his photographs along the Rio Grande Valley.

Coronado was acknowledged for his pictures alongside the Rio Grande Valley. His work highlighted the rise of grownup migrants crossing the border illegally, avoiding Border Patrol by strolling round test factors, and dying within the brush.

(Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Occasions)

In taking the pictures in 2021, Coronado mentioned he hoped to convey the fact of what was taking place to people who find themselves taking “determined measures” emigrate to the USA, with some perishing within the brush alongside the border throughout their journey. “Essentially the most difficult a part of this undertaking was having to method members of the family who’ve misplaced a cherished one in such a tragic manner … after which ask them if they will share intimate particulars concerning the particular person,” Coronado mentioned. “One should all the time be gracious in these conditions.”

The competitors’s judges lauded Coronado for his “significant and superior visible storytelling abilities.”

Occasions Metro Reporter Alejandra Reyes-Velarde was a finalist for the Elaine Rivera Civil Rights and Social Justice Award for a three-part collection analyzing how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Latinos.

To see the complete listing of finalists and winners, go to nahj.org.

Leave a Reply