Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, MX

Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, MX

“I believe that, through the act of living, the discovery of oneself is made concurrently with the discovery of the world around us.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson


Emilio Flores is a photojournalist based in Los Angeles, CA.

After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Cal State Northridge,  he began his professional career with a photography internship at The New York Times. He has since become a regular contributor to the NY Times. He was also a regular freelance contributor with the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Getty Images and the Associated Press.

For over a decade, he worked as a Staff photographer at La Opinion Newspaper, the largest Spanish daily newspaper in the nation, where he covered breaking news, politics, immigration and entertainment. 

His photojournalistic work has appeared in the front pages of several top newspapers and magazines such as Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair and People Magazine, among others. 

His work has been exhibited in various photography galleries in Los Angeles and some of his images are part of  "Journey stories," a traveling exhibition by The Smithsonian Museum. 

Freelance clients include foundations and public relations firms such as The Ford Foundation, The Knight Foundation, General Motors and Union Bank. Some of his catalogue of work is currently represented for syndication by Getty Images. 

His body of work has evolved from still photography to motion where he is currently using the latest cinematic techniques and continues to tell stories. 

He is an avid triathlete, soccer player and is blessed to share his life with his wife, and his children, Aaron and Julia.