Tomas Ayuso is Honduran photographer, born in Tegucigalpa. He is also a writer and documentary producer. Tomas also received a Masters Degree in Conflict and Development from the New School in 2012.
His work focuses on Latin American and Central American conflicts as they relate to the drug war, forced displacement, and urban dispossession. Tomas seeks to bind the disparate threads of communities into the grand interlinked story of the Western Hemisphere. In covering the different types of violence facing the region’s people, he hopes to create a record of both continental struggles and local successes.
Tomas has received the James Foley award for Conflict Reporting in 2019. He is a World Press Photo 6x6 Global Talent Program Photographer, an Open Society Foundations Grantee, a National Geographic Explorer, a Magnum Foundation Fellow, an International Reporting Project Journalist, a Danmarks Radio Latin America Producer.
His work has been featured on National Geographic, ABC News, Greenpeace, United Nations, Bloomberg, MSNBC, Washington Post, Getty, Al Jazeera, NPR, The Nation, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, The Guardian, Vice News, Danmarks Radio and others. Worked on several television documentaries on Latin American struggles for Danmarks Radio as writer, director and producer.
Tomas’ work is currently displayed as a feature at the Open Society Foundations Moving Walls exhibition. Also Photoville's The Fence, University of St. Andrews artist residency, the World Bank's series on Latin America, Miami Photofest, and the Addis Adaba biennial.