I’m very happy to let you know that Pablo Martinez Monsivais is our new assistant chief of bureau for photography in Washington. This is a well-deserved promotion for Pablo and completes our cross-format leadership team in the bureau.
Pablo has been an integral part of the AP photo staff for more than two decades. He joined the AP in 1998 as a photographer in Washington, forging a career that has spanned four presidencies and taken him to all 50 states and over 70 countries.Following the Sept. 11 attacks, Pablo embedded with the 101st Airborne during deployment into Afghanistan, and in 2003, was part of President George W. Bush’s surprise Thanksgiving visit to Baghdad. He has covered major sporting events including the World Series, NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup in addition to World Cup Soccer, NCAA and MLS tournaments.With fellow AP photo staff, he won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for coverage of President Bill Clinton’s impeachment and has received awards from World Press Photo, the White House News Photographers Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is a founding member of Iris Photo Collective, with whom he recently received a Knight Foundation grant for projects documenting Haitian and Cuban communities.Prior to the AP, Pablo worked as a staff photographer for the Chicago Sun-Times. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and was honored as the Alumni of the Year in 2009. He lives in Washington with his wife Jessica and son Luca.Pablo is a talented photographer, a smart and generous colleague and a natural leader who will make our coverage of the nation’s capital and national politics stronger.Please join me in congratulating Pablo on this new role.Julie