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Walter Astrada

Walter Astrada

Photojournalist, documentary photographer and filmmaker.

"I want my pictures to educate people. We can use photos like mine to make clear: there is something wrong with our culture of violence, and it has to change."

"I want my pictures to educate people. We can use photos like mine to make clear: there is something wrong with our culture of violence, and it has to change."

About Walter Astrada

Award-winning photographer Walter Astrada was born in Argentina in 1974. He began his career as a staff photographer at La Nacion, before joining Associated Press (AP) on missions in Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic. He has worked as a freelance photojournalist for Agence France Presse (AFP) in the Dominican Republic and has covered Eastern Africa, based out of Uganda. Astrada has been represented by the agency World Picture News and gives lectures and workshops on photojournalism, documentary photography and filmmaking.

Among Astrada’s internationally acclaimed work are two particularly powerful, long-term photography projects: Violence Against Women (2006–2012), for which he travelled to DR Congo, Guatemala, India and Norway, and Under Pressure: Living with MS (multiple sclerosis), shot across Europe (2010-2013).

Astrada has received an array of awards, including: three World Press Photo awards; The Bayeux-Calvados award for War Correspondents; NPPA-BOP ‘Photojournalist of the Year’ and ‘Best of Show’; the PGB ‘Photographer of the Year’ and ‘Picture of the Year’; PDN annual prize; Days Japan 1st Prize; POYi’s Alfred I. du Pont Award for Excellence in Broadcast and Digital Journalism-Columbia School of Journalism; 68th Pictures of the Year; 1st Issue Reporting Story – Multimedia; and Alexia Foundation. He has also received Getty editorial grant funding.

Walter Astrada is currently undertaking a world tour on a Royal Enfield motorbike. You can follow his adventures and discover his powerful photography here:

Read W4’s interview with Walter Astrada here: "Ending Violence Against Women: W4 Interviews Photojournalist Walter Astrada".

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