Freelance Photojournalist

September 2005 — Present. Guayaquil, Ecuador, Washington, D.C., Mozambique and Portugal. Provided photo coverage of Portugal (2005 — 2007), Mozambique and Southern Africa (2007 — 2010), and W ashington, D.C. (2010-2013) and Ecuador (present) for editorial, non-profit, and corporate clients.

Professor, Universidad Casa Grande

September 2013 — Present. Guayaquil, Ecuador: Teach photojournalism and basic digital photography. Phorography instructor 2004 —July 2010. Lisbon, Portugal and Maputo, Mozambique. Led photography workshops for professional photojournalists in Algiers, Algeria (2004), and workshops for amateurs in Lisbon, Portugal (2005-2007). Developed and taught six-week photography courses in Maputo, Mozambique (2007-2010). Guest lectured at California State University , Fullerton (2009).

Staff Picture Editor, The New York Times

September 2003 — April 2005. New York, New York. Photo editor for news sections primarily for the New York Metropolitan region. A member of editing teams for major stories, including the U _S. War in Iraq, The 2004 Republican Convention, and the 2004 US. Presidential Election.

Deputy Director of Photography, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

December 2000 to September 2003. Sarasota, Florida. Managed the photography department coordinating visual coverage of news, including collaboration with editors, designers, and writers; picture editing; layout design; developing photo requests and assigning; special project planning; and staff development and recruiting.

Staff Photographer, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

November 1997 — December 2000 Sarasota, Florida. Provided photographic coverage for the Florida multimedia company Shot video and edited for SNN, the Herald- T ribune's 24-hour cable news station, and developed slideshows for web site.

Photographer (Part Time), San Antonio Express-News

January 1997 — November 1997. San Antonio, Texas.

Covered news, features, sports, and special project& Worked concurrently as an Associated Press freelance photographer (October 1996 — November 1997).

Staff Photographer, The Monitor

June 1995 — August 1996. McAllen, Texas. Photographed for the Rio Grande Valley's largest newspaper covering the U.S./Mexico border


  • University of the Arts London
  • Master of Arts with honors in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, December 2009.
  • California State University Fullerton
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications, May 1993.

Michael Barrientos

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