/ 2019 / Press / Political

Odyssey of HOPE

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Political
  • Company
    ZUMA Press, Inc.
  • Photographer
    Carol Guzy/ZUMA Wire
  • Credit
    Scott Mc Kiernan, picture Editor

JONATAN, his wife SARA and their son JOSE MIGUEL from Honduras experienced many hardships on their USA odyssey. Endured a frigid river crossing, walked and hitchhiked through Mexico. 'We suffered and were hungry. No one told us the risks.' says Jonathan. They made a spontaneous decision to cross the U.S./Mexico border with others to be detained. Seen crossing by a photojournalist who said they looked quite sad, possibly realizing their chances of gaining asylum were slim and hopes for a future in America would most likely result in deportation to the country they spent so many months fleeing.

Agent/Artist/Designer/Educator/Entrepreneur/Father/Philanthropist/Photojournalist/Picture Editor/Publisher/Technologist/VISUALIST
Scott Mc Kiernan is a media industry leader. Mc Kiernan’s dynamic leadership of the ZUMA Press family of companies, as well as decades of wide-ranging experience in photojournalism have proven to be instrumental in establishing one of the largest editorial photo news agencies in the world and the first digital age picture agency: ZUMA Wire. Go To: ZUMAPRESS.com, zReportage.com, ThePicturesofTheDay.com or DOUBLEtruck Magazine.

Awards 2016: Jim Gordon Editor of the Year Award (One of NPPA's top awards. The award honors an outstanding newspaper, magazine, video, movie, Web, book, or other publications editor who supports and promotes strong photojournalism, best use of photography, and whose individual dedication and efforts have moved photojournalism’s standards forward.)
2019 thru 1980: Won numerous awards from over last decades and in 2019 from Communications Arts Photography awards of excellence. As well as OPC (Overseas Press Club), POYi, BoP (NPPA), SPJ, PDN, ASMP, SPE, Headliner Awards and many other major photography, design and journalism contests world wide.