Meet Marcio José Sánchez, 2021 Pulitzer Prize winner in photography

Meet Associated Press staff photographer Marcio José Sánchez, the first Honduran-born journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2021. He will talk about his experience covering the July 2020 Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, Ore., following the murder of George Floyd.

Marcio J. Sánchez became an AP staff photographer in 2002. His work has been published in the New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek and National Geographic. As the first Honduran-born to receive the Pulitzer Prize, Sánchez has received accolades from Latinx media in the United States and in his native country.

Sánchez was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and emigrated to the U.S. with his family at age 12. He didn’t speak English when he enrolled at Hosler Junior High in Lynwood, Calif., but went on to thrive as a photojournalism student at San Jose State, covering among other events, the 1992 Rodney King Protests for the Spartan Daily.

Talk with him about his experience growing up as in immigrant to the United States, his challenges, his mentors, his successes and what made a difference in his life.

Thursday, September 16 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

JCSU, 403 (Great Room)