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Fred Ramos



San Salvador, El Salvador



Fred Ramos is an award-winning photographer based in El Salvador who works across Central America and Mexico. He started his career as a graphic designer and switched to journalism in an effort to understand and tell human-driven stories about the violence, poverty, and the migratory forces that surrounded him.

Currently, Fred works as a photographer for the esteemed El Salvadoran newspaper El Faro and also freelances for international outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time Magazine.

His awards include:

  • First prize in the "Daily Life" category of World Press Photo contest (2014)
  • Finalist for The Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Awards (2014, 2017)
  • First prize in the POY Latam portrait category (2015)
  • First prize in the Hillman Prize for Central America refugees project (2018)
  • Nominated for an Emmy in the News & Documentary category (2018)
  • Selected for Time Magazine’s best pictures of the year (2018)

Fred is being mentored by John Stanmeyer.


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