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Photo: Yander Zamora
Photo: Yander Zamora

My camera is an inseparable part of my body. I never go anywhere without it. I am obsessed with capturing moments, very brief moments that I can rescue from oblivion, from everyday life. Moments that capture the beauty of life and tell a story.

I studied photography at the José Martí International Institute of Journalism. I have worked at the Prensa Latina news agency, at the newspaper Granma, and I was a correspondent in Venezuela for a year.

I have collaborated with foreign media accredited on the island. Until now, my most recognized work is the photo of the Air Force One plane landing in Havana with Obama and his family. For that photo I won the King of Spain Ibero-American journalism prize, and then the Ortega y Gasset prize awarded by the Spanish newspaper El País. The photo was originally published by Reuters, and it accompanied headlines in several newspapers around the world covering the first visit of a U.S. president to Cuba after 1959.

In addition to the local and political photos commissioned by different media outlets, as a photojournalist I covered the historical Rolling Stones concert in Havana, among other cultural and internationally important events. I currently work as a photojournalist for the Spanish news agency EFE.

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