I cover natural disasters, riots, soccer and environmental and social issues.
My first memory of photography is holding my mother’s hand in our neighbour's laboratory and looking at black-and-white films.
My oldest brother taught me photography with an Olympus M10. Since then, I shot many other pictures, studied photography at school and slept next to a black and white dark room.
My first assignment was at a news conference for an environmental NGO in Santiago. I was a trainee for one of the most important Chilean newspapers and was assigned to shoot the conference with black-and-white films. Using a low shutter speed I got some good shots of hands moving while the speaker remained still. From that day on, I never stopped.
Whenever and wherever you are, you can get a good picture. That idea was my mantra during my internship.
The assignment that left the biggest mark on me was the 7.9 earthquake that hit southern Chile, because I witnessed the disaster with my own eyes.
Any assignment excites me as long as I can take good pictures.
My biggest lesson? Remember to change your batteries.
I respect photojournalists and I am grateful I have the freedom to be one of them.
One thing I would like to add: good pictures don't need big captions.