2016 Tim Hetherington Trust Visionary Award winner

2015 World Press Photo Masterclass Latinoamérica en colaboración con Fundación Pedro Meyer

2015 Tim Hetherington Visionary Award shortlist

2015 Sheffield Crossover Market special selection

2014 Monga Bay Grant recipient

2014 Lange-Taylor Prize semifinalist

2014 Emerging Photographer Fund finalist

2014 Michael P. Smith Grant finalist

2014 HM Foto Visura Grant

2013 Pulitzer Center Grant

2013 Emerging Photographer Fund Shortlist

2013 Lange-Taylor Prize Semifinalist

2012 APA / Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Shortlist

2012 Pulitzer Center Grant

2012 Chris Hondros Fund Runner Up

2012 named one of PDN’s 30 Photographers to watch

2011 W. Eugene Smith Fellowship

2011 Tim Hetherington Memorial Award

2011 Pulitzer Center Grant

2011 Emerging Photographer Fund Finalist

2011 Eddie Adams Workshop

2011 Pictures of the Year International, 2nd place spot news

2011 Alexia Foundation Grant finalist

2011 Michael P. Smith Grant finalist

2011 Prime Collective cofounder


2015 (group) Zoom Photography Festival, Saguenay, Canada

2015 (group) Annenberg Space for Photography

2014 (group) Child Migrants Crisis, Chigaco, IL

2014 (group) Culture of Food, Brooklyn, NY

2014 (group) Guns Without Borders in Mexico and Central America, Worcester Art Museum

2014 (solo) My Republic, KSpace Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas

2014 (group) Oso Bay Biennial, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

2013 (group) TLC Posse, Cholula, Mexico

2013 (group) Pulitzer Center Photojournalist Shorts, Washington

2013 (group) Environmental Film Festival, Washington

2012 (solo) Under One Roof, World AIDS Conference, Washington

2012 (group) Lumix Festival of Young Photojournalists, Hannover, Germany

2012 (group) Liberty and Justice, Fovea Gallery, Beacon, New York

2012 (group) Liberty and Justice, VII Gallery, New York

2011 (solo) Central Library, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas

2011 (screening) UN Summit, Harvard University, Boston

2011 (group) Foto Week DC, Washington, D.C.

2011 (group) Prime Show, Virginia

2011 (group) Ian Parry Scholarship Finalists Exhibition, Getty Gallery, London

2010 (group) Ian Parry Scholarship Finalists Exhibition, Getty Gallery, London

2008 (group) Honfluer Gallery, London


2015 (2 works) Worcester Art Museum

2011 (30 works) University of Texas at Arlington Center for Southwestern Studies


2016 "Refugees of Violence in the Americas," Washington D.C. area highschools

2015 Academia de San Carlos UNAM, Fotoperiodismo posgrado, Mexico City, Mexico

2015 Articulo 19 Conferencia Internacional de Fotoperiodismo y Seguridad, Mexico City, Mexico

2014  Summit for Conflict Resolution Educators at George Mason University

2014 Scribe Documentary workshop, Philadelphia

2014 World Affairs Council, Washington D.C., teaching educators

2014 LookBetween Photography Festival

2014 “Oso Bay Biennial,” Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

2014 “Aqui Vivimos, Violence in Honduras,” Washington, D.C. area high schools

2013 “Pulitzer Center Photojournalist Shorts,” panel discussion, West End Cinema, Washington, D.C.

2013 “Los Ni Ni and the Sea of Cortez,” Washington D.C. area high schools

2013 “Free Spirit Media and Pulitzer Center Workshop,” Chicago, IL

2013 “Reimaging Borders Workshop,” San Diego University

2013 “The Truth Behind the War in Juarez,” Texas State University

2012 “Global Goods, Local Costs,” George Washington University panel discussion.

2012 “Global Goods, Local Costs,” Fotoweek D.C. photography festival

2012 “Global Goods, Local Costs.” Washington D.C. area highschools

2012 “SIU Weekend Workshop,” Southern Illinois University

2012 “Endangered Children, Discussion Event, and class lectures” Elon University

2012 “Globalization and Youth Culture in Mexico,” Chicago area high schools

2012 “Globalization and Youth Culture in Mexico,” Philadelphia area high schools

2012 “Growing up in Juarez,” Davidson College

2012 “Mexico’s Forgotten Generation,” San Diego University

2011 “New Approaches to Crisis Photography,” George Washington University

2011 “Globalization and the US, Mexico Border,” The University of Texas at Arlington


National Geographic Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, WWF Magazine, Scientific American


2008 B.A. Journalism, UT Arlington

2008 B.A. Spanish Literature, UT Arlington

2006 Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha, Toledo, Spain