Magali Druscovich

Magali Druscovich

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
“We can tell stories in a deep and visceral way, creating true connections and ultimately contributing to make the world a better place.”


I typically cover stories focused on human rights, health and women’s issues, specifically in Latin America.

One Shot

. Buenos Aries, Argentina. Reuters/Magali Druscovich
Aurora and Carlos sit inside their home in the shantytown of Lujan, Buenos Aries, Argentina.
“The couple had just re-opened a small grocery store they had at the entrance of their house, after closing it for two months because they had no money to stock it. The grocery was their livelihood, poorly complemented by meagre government subsidies, but they are caught in a race against inflation that they can’t possibly win. The two look at the window. I’m in the room, but it’s as if I wasn’t. They do not speak. Aurora seems to have a thought that makes her smile and then she looks at her life partner. I capture two frames of them as I sit on the floor. It is the portrait of an Argentine family; an Argentina in crisis where hope lives in the daily struggle of each family.”


I secretly took my mother’s camera to kindergarten when I was five. At the kindergarten, everyone was happy and asked me to take pictures of them.

For my first photo, I told everyone to sit down and look at me. Then, I started making portraits of my friends. Naturally, all the photos were out of focus. When I got home, I told my mother what I had done. She was sitting in the backyard with my newborn brother, whom I had wanted very badly, so I could share my collection of Barbie dolls with him. Instead of returning the camera right away, I took a few more photos of her with the baby. Those were not out of focus like the others, and they are my favourite of all the photos I have taken all my life.

I learned to photograph by being a meticulous observer.

Doing a story about Holocaust survivors in Latin America taught me about love and resilience, and I developed a greater empathy for someone else’s trauma.

I became a photographer to tell visual stories that support, document and celebrate the fight for human rights.

As visual storytellers, we have the capacity to connect and develop empathy, which is an indispensable quality in our society.

I respect and admire the work of Adriana Lestido and Pablo Piovano, both Argentine photographers. Lestido’s work is mostly about love, Piovano’s work centres around human rights. Their works are entire narrations with smells, poses, looks, touches, shadows, gestures, references, memories and movements.

Behind the Scenes

. Yanina Schvarzman
Reuters photographer Magali Druscovich photographs a woman while on assignment covering a mobilization for legal, safe and free abortion, in Buenos Aires City, Argentina.