Javier Manzano is a photojournalist and filmmaker based in Istanbul, Turkey. Born in Mexico, Manzano left for the United States at the age of eighteen.
To a large extent, his work has focused on the many cross-border issues that bind these two nations together – as estranged neighbors, vital partners and at times feeble associates. His career started in the newspaper industry as a photo- and videojournalist, and later expanded into television and electronic media. The Rocky Mountain News, Manzano’s last employer, closed its doors in February of 2009. Since then, Javier has worked as a freelance photographer covering the wars in Mexico, Afghanistan and Syria. In 2013, Manzano was awarded the Pulitzer prize (among other international recognitions) for his work in the war in Syria. More info on Javier can be found at http://javiermanzano.com