Laura Beltrán Villamizar

About Laura Beltrán Villamizar

Laura Beltrán Villamizar is a photography editor and writer born in Bogotá, Colombia. She is the Projects Picture Editor for NPR, working with the organization’s growing efforts to shape their enterprise visual journalism. She is also the founder of Native – a non-profit platform dedicated to the promotion and development of visual journalists from under-represented regions and communities. Before founding Native, she worked at the World Press Photo Foundation, where she led educational programs in Latin America and co-produced the yearly Joop Swart Masterclass. Laura has served on the jury for The Catchlight Fellowship (2018) and The Sinchi Photography Competition for Indigenous and Native Photographers (2017). She was also selected for the Alexia’s Foundation Seminar: “Latin America: Stories That Drive Change” (Miami, 2017). Laura currently lives and works in Washington, D.C.

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Covering a Collapsing Nation

By August 8, 2017

Venezuela is a country rich in natural resources, fertile land, and the largest oil reserves in the world—more than Saudi Arabia. Once a regional powerhouse and preferred destination for tourists, businesses, and photographers, the Latin American country can no … Read more