Oscar Castillo Video Page

Oscar Castillo

Oscar B. Castillo is an award-winning photojournalist from Caracas, Venezuela who has worked around the world documenting a wide range of events and people, from the recent earthquake in Haiti, to struggles for independence in Indian controlled Kashmir. PhotoWings connected with Oscar during the 2014 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop where he was once a pupil and now is an instructor. He told us about the difficulties and rewards of bringing his photojournalism practice to his home of Caracas, where gang violence and corrupt politics plague the city and its people. Of this work Oscar says:

"there's an ugly side [to Caracas], but let's try to make it better - let's try to improve it, let's try to make it more beautiful, let's try [so] that the people, the histories, don't fall away and fade."

PhotoWings sat down with six of the esteemed instructors at the 2014 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop and asked them a simple question:
What is it about photography that you find so powerful and important?  They share heartfelt thoughts about their experiences and the work they have dedicated their lives to.


Victor J. Blue, Photojournalist - PhotoWings Profile and Media | www.victorblue.com
Andrea Bruce, Photojournalist -PhotoWings Profile and Media | www.andreabruce.com
Oscar Castillo, Photojournalist - PhotoWings Profile and Mediawww.eltestigo.net
Nacho Corbella, Visual Storyteller - PhotoWings Profile and Media | www.nachocorbella.com
Ron Haviv, Photojournalist -PhotoWings Profile and Media | www.ronhaviv.com
Maggie Steber, Documentary PhotographerPhotoWings Profile and Media | www.maggiesteber.com


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