Independent photojournalist Michael Nigro talks about his journey in a country that is trying to curtail the media. He also has a striking story about the protests.
Indy Journalist Michael Nigro speaks
Michael Nigro is an award-winning filmmaker, six-time Emmy-nominated writer-director, and multimedia journalist based in Brooklyn, New York.
His penchant for breaking news and social justice movements has put him at the forefront of some of the most crucial stories of our times including, Occupy Wall Street, Standing Rock, the 2016 presidential election, Charlottesville, covering the immigration crisis in multiple locations in Mexico, the Yellow Vest Movement in France, the on-going Protests in Hong Kong, to name a few.
In 2019, the LA Press Club recognized Nigro’s work on the US-Mexico border with a second-place award for Best News Photo Essay. His photography also shortlisted him for the British D&AD International Photography Award and he was a recipient of the Art & Activism Photography Prize by the Theo Westenberger Estates. He was also part of the Social Documentary Network’s 2018 group show and 10th-anniversary celebration.
His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Vice, The Intercept, NPR, Time, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, among others He is a frequent contributor for Truthdig and a former frontline correspondent for BuzzFeed News.
He is also in production on his next documentary about 29 maximum-security inmates who penned a play under the tutelage of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges.
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