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Alicia Wagner Calzada, is a photojournalist based in San Antonio, Texas.
In addition to my years as an independent photographer, I have worked as a staff photographer for The Orlando Sentinel, The Advocate (Baton Rouge), and Rumbo (San Antonio) and was an International Partner Photographer for Habitat for Humanity International. As the Advocacy Chair and a past president of the National Press Photographers Association, I have dedicated years to advocating for photographers and supporting the industry.
I have photographed some of the most famous and fabulous people in the world, but what I really love is finding extraordinary stories in ordinary life. As any good journalist knows, these stories are all around us. I look forward to telling your story.
What I can do for you
- Still photography •• corporate • editorial • advertising • documentary • news • sports • feature • portrait
- Photo editing, assigning and scheduling
- News and feature reporting and writing, ghostwriting and policy/position writing
- Photography instruction for youth and English as a Second Language speakers
- Advocacy and public relations
- Legal Consulting, with expertise in photography and issues related to photography
International assignments accepted with assignment experience in Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia
Where you've seen my work
Corporate promotions: North American Development Bank, Habitat for Humanity International, Save the Children, The Hartford, Hyundai, Energizer, Dasani, Nestle, Wachovia, Tufts University, St. Mary's University, The University of Missouri.
Lots of magazines: TIME Magazine; National Geographic Kids; US News &World Report; Christianity Today; CSP Magazine; Texas Highways Magazine; TEXAS, Houston Chronicle Magazine; Better Nutrition Magazine; TEA A Magazine; Habitat World; News Photographer; Rail Magazine; American Legion Magazine; American Banker.
Lots of Newspapers and websites : Education Week, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Hartford Courant, The Baltimore Sun, USA TODAY, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, , Philadelphia Inquirer, San Antonio Express-News, Austin American Statesman, Orlando Sentinel, New Haven Register, MySA.com, America Online, MSNBC.com.
Books: "Hurricane Katrina", TIME Books, 2005; "Texas 24/7", DK Publishing, 2004; "America 24/7", DK Publishing, 2003; "One Family at a Time", Habitat for Humanity, 2001.
What I've learned
Most of what I learned was on the mean streets of the world, which I have found to be not so mean. But I have read some books too. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I received a Bachelor of Journalism in Photojournalism from The University of Texas at Austin. I was also "this close," to an anthropology degree. I figured there were more jobs in photojournalism than anthropology. Hmmmm.
In addition to my photography, I graduated from St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio, Texas in December of 2010 and I am an attorney practicing in San Antonio which I find very rewarding and intelectually stimulating • student liason for the ABA Forum on Communications Law 2008 scholarship • Dean's List • 2008 Institute of World Legal Problems, Innsbruck, Austria (instructors included Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts, Jr. ) • 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Dean's Scholarship award.
Other things I do and have done