Short documentaries produced at home and abroad. Magazine and newspapers published from the mini publishing empire that was my old Macbook.
Caravan for peace
Mexican poet Javier Sicilia and fellow activists under the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity stop in Austin in an estimated 6,000-mile journey — from the Mexican border city of Tijuana to Washington, D.C. The group’s mission is to draw attention to the bloody struggle in Mexico that has claimed the lives of thousands, including Sicilia’s son and other loved ones. Aug. 29, 2012
Perla Arpero was a junior when Johnston High School was shut down and restructured in 2008 after five years of dismal standardized test scores. The troubled school lost everything from teachers to its name and mascot, and the fight to keep it open had a profound effect on its students. We sought to tell their story through the bright, vivacious girl, as she finished up her senior year at the re-named Eastside Memorial High School. Nov. 16, 2010
The massive open-air festival brought more than 40,000 people from all over Europe to the Czech Republic every July for a weeklong celebration of electronic, house and techno beats. In its early years, the “teknival” location would not surface until a day before the event because the party was truly underground — and illegal. But after a bloody showdown between partygoers and police in the summer of 2005, organizers acquired some permits for the party in 2006. Aug. 14, 2006
The UT Austin student-run magazine was sponsored by the school’s Study Abroad Office with the mission of increasing and diversifying the study abroad student body. Over three years, we received funding to produce 1,500 print copies of the first issue and 3,500 copies of each of the following two issues. As co-founder and editor in chief from 2006 to 2009, I wrote articles; gathered and edited photos and stories from more than two dozen contributing writers; and designed all three issues and promotional materials.
The quarterly newspaper was created in the Fall of 2006 by the Hispanic Student Journalists Association at the University of Texas. As editor in chief, I wrote, edited, designed and shot photos. In the spring of 2008, I organized a team of four to cover the looming construction of the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Brownsville, Texas. At the time, a growing presence of border patrol agents, the passing of the Secure Fence Act of 2006 and the simmering demand for immigration reform had shifted the nation’s focus to its southern border.
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Cover art: Más de MX