Luis Tato


Luis Tato is a photojournalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Currently, he combines his work covering mainly East Africa as a stringer for Agence France-Presse and other international publications while developing his own photojournalism projects with a focus on sociology, identity and resilience.

Tato gained a degree in audiovisual communication and began his career covering Spain’s Financial Crisis for print media, news agencies and several NGOs. He then became a regular contributor to the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia covering daily news and sports. 

His work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Telegraph, National Geographic, Der Spiegel, Die Welt, Internazionale, El País, El Mundo and La Vanguardia among others.

Tato has gained numerous honors including the Rémi Ochlik Award and Picture of the Year International awards among others.

World Press Photo Involvement:
Award-winning photographer 2021 Photo Contest

Luis Tato on Social Media:
Instagram: @luistatophoto
Twitter: @luistatophoto

Luis Tato

Image credit: Will Baxter