Lissette Lemus, El Salvador, has worked as a photographer with El Diario de Hoy newspaper, a leading Salvadorian daily since 2002. She began her career with the country's oldest newspaper, Co Latino, in 1999. Lissette has covered wide-ranging national and international assignments including earthquakes, floods, presidential elections, and sports events. In 2003, she was named journalist of the year by the El Salvador journalists' association, and in 2006 was a finalist in the Ibero-American black-and-white photography contest. In 2009, Lissette won first prize in the Daily Life category in the World Press Photo contest.