Rodrigo Ordóñez is an independent photographer based in Mexico City. He produces professional-quality images, video and multimedia in Mexico, Latin America and the world.
Rodrigo has worked as a studio assistant for war photographer James Nachtwey (TIME magazine) in New York. In 2006, he attended a workshop with Gary Knight (VII Photo) in Argentina, which resulted in the publication of a collective book.
His work has been published in Cambio (Mexico), EFE (Spain), GlobalPost (USA), The Huffington Post (USA), Transit (Japan) and Vice Magazine (USA), among others. His list of NGO and UN clients includes the American Red Cross, CARE, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Save the Children and UNICEF. He has produced corporate photography for commercial clients such as KONE and Showtime.
Rodrigo was a professional member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). He is a member of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA).
Rodrigo is trilingual in English, French, and Spanish. He speaks and writes Bahasa Indonesia and Haitian Creole.
Through his images, Rodrigo seeks to shed light on underreported issues. He applies his academic training and field experience to deliver world-class documentary and editorial stories. His work benefits from his diverse international background in journalism, international affairs, public relations, development and humanitarian aid. Through his career, he has lived in four continents. He was last based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Rodrigo holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism (Bilbao, Spain & Worcester, UK) and a master’s degree in international relations from The Fletcher School (Tufts University, USA).