His interest in visual storytelling began while he was studying engineering in Lima, Perú at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Upon graduation, Oscar moved to the United States where he launched his freelance career. Oscar’s work has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Catholic News Service, GlobalPost, PRI’s The World, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dallas Morning News, among others. He also contributes to non-governmental organizations working in South America.
A native of Lima, Perú, Oscar is a graduate of the photojournalism program at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.
Peru’s National Environmental Citizenship Award, Finalist, December 2012
64th College Photographer of the Year, Award of Excellence, Individual Multimedia, November 2009
Photographer’s Forum Magazine, 29th Annual Spring Contest, First Place, July 2009
“Los Trabajos y Los Dias” Documentary Photography Contest, Medellín, Colombia, First place in the Migrant Workers category, May 2009.
The Eddie Adams Workshop XXII, October 2009
The Poynter Institute, Fellowship for Young Journalists, May 2009
New York Times Student Journalism Institute, January 2009