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Honorable Mention BIFA 2020 Editorial / Photo Essay

Fleeing The Northern Triangle

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Editorial / Photo Essay
  • Company
    El Intercambio
  • Photographer
    Oliver De Ros

The migratory phenomenon from the northern triangle of Central America (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador) to the United States has taken alarming proportions. A migration that between 1970 and 1980 was mainly driven by political instability and armed conflict; today it is weighed by the lack of economic opportunities and high degrees of violence experienced in the Central American isthmus. More than 100,000 Central Americans enter the United States annually, many of them irregularly.

Oliver de Ros is an independent photojournalist based in Guatemala City. Born in Barcelona in 1988. He achieved a scholarship in photojournalism at the GrisArt School of Photography in Barcelona and went on to carry out different assignments for the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia. Currently works as freelancer for the news agency The Associated Press and he joined, as photo editor, a multimedia journalistic producer El Intercambio, on long-terms projects about different social conflicts in the northern Triangle (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador) of Central America.