Walter Estrada

Walter Estrada was a judge in the 2009 Q1 Contest

Walter Astrada was born in 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1996, he started his career as staff photographer in La Nacion newspaper (Argentina). During 1999 he traveled around Brazil, Chile, Bolivia and Peru developing a personal project on "Faith". In September 1999, he joined Associated Press in Bolivia and later in Argentina. From 2000 to 2002 he worked for the Associated Press based in Paraguay, from where he covered events in Latin America and the World Cup Korea-Japan 2002. During 2003 he worked as a freelancer in Buenos Aires and Madrid. At the end of 2003, he rejoined the Associated Press based in the Dominican Republic, covering events in the Caribbean countries. From March 2005 until March 2006, he worked as a freelancer for Agence France Presse in the Dominican Republic and was represented and distributed by World Picture News. In March 2006, he moved to Spain. Currently he is working as a freelancer in Kampala/Uganda.
Awards:

2009 - NPPA-BOP 'Photojournalist of the Year'
2009 - NPPA-BOP Best of show
2009 - The PGB photo award 'Photographer of the Year'
2009 - The PGB photo award 'Picture of the Year'
2009 - 1st prize stories, Spot News - World Press Photo
2009 - Days Japan 1st Prize 'Post-election violence in Kenya'
2009 - NPPA-BOP-1st Place, International News Picture Story, 'Post-election violence in Kenya'
2009 - NPPA-BOP 'Photojournalist of the Year'
2009 - China international Press Photo Contest - War and Disaster News Stories - Gold Stories
2009 - 1st prize - Kellicutt International Photo Show - Through A Lens: Contrasting Elements
2009 - 3rd prize - Kellicutt International Photo Show - Through A Lens: Contrasting Elements
2009 - OPC Award - The John Faber award - AFP team
2009 - NPPA-BOP-3rd place and HM, International News
2009 - Award of Excellence, Spot news - 66th Picture of the year
2008 - 1st prize single - BJP British Journal of Photography
2008 - 1st prize in Photojournalism - American Photo Magazine - Images of the Year Competition
2008 - 2nd prize - International Photojournalism Award "Fundación Caixa Galicia-Juan Cancelo"
2008 - Honorable mention - XII International Photojournalism Award ?Ciudad de Gijón?
2008 - Juror's Choice awards for the Santa Fe Project Competition 'Femicide in Guatemala'
2008 - Days Japan Special Prize by Jury 'Femicide in Guatemala'
2007 - 1st prize singles, Contemporary Issues - World Press Photo
2007 - 2nd prize - International Photojournalism Award 'Fundación Caixa Galicia-Juan Cancelo'
2006 - Honorable mention - International Photojournalism Award 'Gjon Mili Kosovo'
2006 - Honorable mention - X International Photojournalism Award "Ciudad de Gijon"
2005 - Award of Excellence, Spot news - 62nd Picture of the year
2005 - 'Women and immigration' Award - IX Humanitarian Photography Award Luis Valtuena, Medicos del Mundo (Spain)
2004 - Accessit Award - VIII Humanitarian Photography Award Luis Valtuena, Medicos del Mundo (Spain)