award winning photographer
I am Ray Chavez, a native from Mexico City, living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am employed as a staff photographer for The Oakland Tribune, where I have won multiple awards locally and internationally during the last 15 years.
Here is a list of awards from 2008
National Association of Hispanic Journalists ñ Award, Photojournalist of the Year.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists, General News Award.
National Headliner Awards, Third place in the Photography Portfolio category.
Ruben Salazar Journalism Award, Best Photography for The Mayan Way project.
James Aronson Award for the Mayan Way series.
APNEC First and Second place for picture stories.
Easy Bay Press Club, Two First places and one Third place in single categories.
UNITY 2008 Photo shootout, Second Place for ethnic diversity in Chicago.
I have passion for photography, there is not limit for creativity either. I freelance for weddings, quinceanyeras, social events, model portfolios and CEOs portraits.
I really enjoy covering sports, protests, entertainment and breaking news.
I don't think there's a hard subject to photograph, it's up to the photographer's eye in how to use lighting and composition from different angles, I always bring compelling images.