Photojournalist, Lola Gomez
Lola Gómez is a Daytona Beach based photojournalist. She was born and grew up in Caracas, Venezuela where she graduated from Universidad Santa María with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. She built a career on this profession working for private and government entities in Venezuela for more than 10 years. In 2009, she moved to the United States to pursue a career in photojournalism, her true passion. In 2013, she graduated with high honors from the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach, FL with an Associate of Photographic Technology.
Since then, she has worked for publications and companies such as the Orlando Sentinel, Universal Studios Orlando, and for The Daytona Beach News-Journal where she strengthened her photojournalistic skills covering local news, including major sport events as Daytona 500 and NBA games.
Her series "My Heart Back Home" awarded Silver in Domestic Picture Story category in the 68th College Photographer of the Year (CPOY). This series also won the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Homeward Bound photo and video contest in 2014, and her work has been exhibited at the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, FL.
Her style captures humanity with elements of intimacy, and the goal to capture images with new perspective. Her creative process is based on her urge to know the stories behind the obvious.
Currently, she is a photojournalist at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, and leading her career towards humanitarian and social photojournalism.