Sports, second prize singles
May 21, 2010
Matador Julio Aparicio is gored by a bull after losing his footing during a bullfight in Madrid. One of the animal’s horns pierced his throat and punched through the bottom of his mouth, puncturing his tongue and fracturing his jaw. After an emergency one-hour operation in the medical center at the bullring, Aparicio was transferred to hospital for further surgery. He recovered, and returned to the ring in August.
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Gustavo A. Cuevas Gozalo was born in Madrid in 1948 and, apart from sojourns in Québec and London, has lived there all his life. He holds a degree in chemistry from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, and an MSc from the Université Laval in Québec, where he also studied advanced photography. Cuevas began his career as a photojournalist in 1976 as a staff photographer with Kappa Press and has since worked with United Press International, Agencia Penta Press (where he was founding partner and graphic editor) and Servimedia, among others. He is currently a staff photographer with the Spanish news agency Agencia EFE, where he has been working for more than 12 years. His work has appeared both in digitally and in the paper press, in such publications as Tiempo, El Pais, Newsweek, Time, Stern and Paris Match, and has been the subject of a number of exhibitions.