CARLOS A. MORENO is an award-winning photojournalist who specializes in editorial, documentary, corporate, fashion, and visual journalism.
He has a deep passion for documentary and working with socially-conscious organizations who share his vision about social change through visuals. He also likes working with editors, art directors, and designers who share an interest in using fashion photography as a means for enlighten beauty in not just celebrity models, but every day people.
Originally from San Diego, California, he graduated with dual bachelor degrees in photojournalism and film from San Jose State University.
During his time at SJSU, he worked on community based stories in the Silicon Valley area and traveled almost the entire continental United States to take oral histories of Civil Rights leaders and the inauguration of now-President Barack Obama in 2009.
His photojournalism work has been published and syndicated in The New York Times, The Rockefeller Foundation, voiceofsandiego.org, the Associated Press, the Bay Area News Group, and others.
Over the past few years he has been selected to participate in prestigious workshops like the Missouri Photo Workshop, hosted by the Missouri School of Journalism and Western Kentucky University’s Mountain Workshops.
He has also served as a visual journalism fellow in 2011, at the Poynter Institute for his documentary work on an African-American couple getting by on recyclable goods; the Abdullahs: Picking up the Pieces.
Most recently he, along with the California Watch staff team, were honored as 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalists for their contribution in Local Reporting on deficient earthquake protection in California public schools with words, photos, graphics, and video (credits).
His work has been shown at local galleries like SF FotoVision (gallery 291), the Joyce Gordon Photography Gallery in Oakland, and the San Francisco Exposure Gallery.
Currently he is a contributing photographer at California Watch, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting. He also teaches photography courses at the San Diego Community Center for the Arts and is the lead coordinator of the Center’s gallery show and photo workshops.
He is based out of San Diego, and lives near the U.S.-Mexican border. He travels all over California, parts of the U.S, and Baja California Mx for assignments, as well as for commissioned work. He is always open to new clientele.
Other talents: fluent in three languages – English, Spanish, and some French. Can translate and do assignments in these languages.
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