A native of Mexico, photographer Ray Chavez was granted the the "ñ Award" for photojournalist of the year by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
As a staff photographer for the Oakland Tribune in California, Chavez's skills and his ethnicity is valued. In an article on InsideBayArea.com, Tribune Editor Martin G. Reynolds states: "Ray not only brings his considerable photojournalism skills to the table, but who he is and his cultural connections are equally important for the Tribune and the community we serve."
In related news, the New York Association of Black Journalists is seeking nominees for the following award to be granted during their upcoming 2009 NABJ dinner:
Lifetime Achievement in Photography - Given to a journalist of color
who has an outstanding body of work in either still or moving images.
Submit your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Sept
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