Saul Martinez

was born in Guatemala 1980 and raised on Long Island, New York.

He is a photojournalist whose work started with documenting the reality of the social injustices in his native Guatemala. He spent 8 years (2009-2017) working in that region, for the news wire services (EPA & Reuters). He is  now a freelance photographer based out of South Florida where he has been documenting the on going social issues in the United States.

His photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, LA Times, The Washington Post, Stern Magazine, The Guardian, Le Monde, El Pais, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC news, CNN and Vice News among others...

Education:

Briarcliffe College in New York, where he graduated with a degree in Digital Photography and also attended Photojournalism courses at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City. 

Publications:

The New York Times, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, LA Times, Stern Magazine, The Guardian, Le Monde, El Pais, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC news, CNN and Vice News among others... View tear-sheets here

Highlights: 

  • 2016

Screening of "Guatemala, The Other War" at Visa pour l'Image 2016 in Perpignan, France.

Staff Photographer for Reuters International News Agency based in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Selected for the Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Review sponsored by the New York Times Lens blog, April 2016.

  • 2015:

Third Place in the "Conflict" category in the Moscow International Photography Awards (MIFA) 2015 

The Guardian UK - Best of Latin American Photography 2015

Selected for XXVIII Eddie Adams Workshop in New York.

Exhibits in Everyday Guatemala at the Guate Photo Festival.

  • 2014:

Founder and Creator of @EverydayGuatemala and contributor to @EverydayLatinamerica 

2nd Place in the National Journalism Awards in Guatemala

Attended Foundry Photojournalism workshop 

Guest speaker at La Fototeca in Guatemala City.

  • 2012:

Staff Photographer for the International News Agencies EFE collaborating with The European Pressphoto Agency (EPA)

  • 2011: 

Photojournalist of the year at Guatemala's largest newspaper Prensa Libre

For more information on Saul's work, to get in touch regarding employment opportunities, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.