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Photo by Jim Platel

CARLOS A. MORENO is a Mexican-American photojournalist based in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. He freelances throughout California and Baja California. Carlos graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a minor in film studies.

His photography work, along with the staff of California Watch (a non-profit news project throughout California run by the Center for Investigative Reporting), were 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalists for a series on deficient earthquake protection in California public schools.

He was accepted in 2020 as a full member of the photo collective, Diversify Photo, a community of BIPOC photographers, editors, and visual producers working in different parts of the world.

He is a native in Spanish and English languages. For more can view CV here.



An AI-AP American Photography 39 Selected Winner, Ukraine Refugee Tijuana (2022)

SDUT / UCSD Baja California Journalism Awards honorary mention in journalism writing for "Amazon was supposed to transform a Tijuana slum. It failed to deliver" [co-byline] (2022)

Budapest International Foto Awards Gold and Bronze winning images, Ukrainian refugee crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border (2022) 

An AI-AP American Photography 38 Chosen Winner, Amazon Tijuana (2021) 

Selected to attend the Thompson Reuters Foundation-United Nations Sustainable Development in a Changing Climate for Journalism program (2015)

Chosen as a Poynter Institute Visual Journalism Fellow (2011)

Finalist for U.S. Department of State's J. William Fulbright Scholastic Fellowship in Journalism (2010)

Selected to attend Western Kentucky University's Mountain Workshops (2010)

'The Biggest Leap' award recipient at 61st Missouri Photo Workshop (2009)