© Essdras Suarez

Essdras teaches a summer course at the Maine Media Workshops and College. He has been a featured speaker at Boston University, Wellesley College, Northeastern University, University of Florida and other institutions of higher learning along with the New England Camera Council, and several Media Matters Conferences in Boston. He will be teaching a photography course at Boston University in the spring of 2013. Guest speaker at the YPO/WPO LAC in Puerto Rico April of 2012.  

Suarez has covered the Iraq war, Haiti conflict, Tsunami aftermath, and Gaza evacuation among other international news stories. Nationally he has covered stories like the Columbine shooting and space shuttle Columbia disaster.

He has worked in Canada, US, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Curacao, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti, Puerto, Rico, Cuba, Cape Verde, Spain, France, Italy, Norway, Belarus, Turkey, Russia, Laos, Cambodia, Israel, Palestine, Kuwait, Iraq, Sudan, Egypt and Indonesia.

He graduated from the University of Florida in 1993 with a Bachelor’s in Science of Journalism specializing in Photojournalism. He received the title of Alumnus of Distinction from the University of Florida in 2010 and has had the title of a “Nikon Legend” since 1997. Suarez is also a US Department of State speaker and presenter photojournalism for Latin American countries.

Suarez who has been married for over 20 years is originally from Panama is also the CEO of “A la Carte Photojourneys” - a company focused on designing custom-made photographic journeys while providing on-site mentoring by Pulitzer Prize winners in any location around the world.

Suarez is also the founder of visYoga®: an ever-evolving physical conditioning system which incorporates principles of power yoga, martial arts, isometrics, stretching and relaxation. He has been involved in martial arts for over 20 years.  He also holds several certifications from nationally-recognized fitness-training conditioning systems. He is currently emplyed at the Boston Globe. 

Favorite quote:

“The world is a book and those who don’t travel have only read one page.” St Augustine