Tomás Ayuso


Tomás Ayuso is a Honduran writer and documentary photojournalist. His work focuses on Latin American conflict as it relates to the drug war, forced displacement, and urban dispossession. Ayuso seeks to bind the disparate threads of communities into the interlinked story of the Western Hemisphere. In covering the different types of violence facing the region’s people, Ayuso hopes to create a record of both continental struggles and local successes. 

Tomás Ayuso is a National Geographic Explorer focusing on diasporas of Latin America. He was also awarded the Open Society Foundations Moving Walls fellowship for his long-term project, The Right to Grow Old, documenting the impact migration has on Honduran youth. He was selected as the recipient of the James Foley Award for Conflict Journalism in 2019. The same year, Ayuso was one of the World Press Photo’s 6x6 Global Talent Program selected talents in North and Central America. 

Since 2019, Tomás Ayuso has taught photography and storytelling workshops across different underrepresented communities of the Americas.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2023 World Press Photo Contest South America jury chair
2022 World Press Photo Contest jury member
6x6 North and Central America Talent
6x6 Global Talent Program nominator

Tomás Ayuso on Social Media: 
Instagram: @tomas_ayuso

Tomás Ayuso

Image credit: Patrick MacLeod