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Maria J. Ávila is an award wining photojournalist based in Los Angeles, specializing in documentary, editorial, medical, travel, and corporate photography. She is a member of the Rocky Mountain News photo team awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News. In her 18 years as a newspaper photographer, photo editor and reporter, she was on staff at the San Jose Mercury News, Detroit Free Press, Rocky Mountain News, and the San Antonio Express-News. For the past two years she was based in Saudi Arabia, restructuring, training, streamlining, and reinvigorating the photography and graphic design staff at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre.

Production Skills & Specialities

Aerial, Corporate, Documentary, Fashion, Nature, Sports, Weddings, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Conflict Coverage, Video Production, Video Editing, Backpack Journalism, Photo Editing, Spot News, Multimedia Production, Still Photography