Dieu-Nalio Chery

Photographer + Photojournalist @ Freelancer / Based in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Dieu-Nalio Chery is a freelance photojournalist now based in Michigan working for The New York Times, Reuters, The Washington Post, and The Associated Press. He was awarded the  Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club... read on
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Available in: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Focused on: Photographer, Photojournalist, Videographer, Video Editor, Photo Assistant, Documentary, Video, Photo Editor, Photography, Portraiture, Director of Photography, International News, Freelance, Multimedia Journalist, Storyteller, Visual Artist, News Reporter, Visual Editor, International Photo Editor, Photo Coordinator, Feature Stories, International Stories, Digital Media Production, Breaking News
Coverage Regions: Latin America USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English/ French/ Creole
Years of experience: More than 10
HEFAT certification? yes
Dieu-Nalio Chery is a freelance photojournalist now based in Michigan working for The New York Times, Reuters, The Washington Post, and The Associated Press.

He was awarded the  Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club in 2019 for "best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise for his coverage of the political crisis, and violent upheaval and human rights abuses in Haiti. He was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography that year. 

Chery was born and grew up in Haiti and started working in his uncle's photo studio in Port-au-Prince when he was 20. When former President Jean Bertrand Aristide went into exile in 2004, Chery decided to document the human rights abuses and social injustices against people living in the slums.  

After the 2010 devastating earthquake in Haiti, there was a major increase in murder, kidnappings, and violence. When Chery observed how authorities treated the victims, he decided to pursue a career in photojournalism and began working for the Associated Press.

For the next eleven years, Chery documented the profound beauty, searing pain, and continued upheaval in his homeland for AP. Many of his images have become iconic records of Haiti in the 21st century. Chery has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photo Journalism, and the Atlanta Photojournalism seminar. He attended the Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights workshop at New York University for two months in 2015.  

In 2021-2022, he was in residency at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. He is currently in exile at the City of Asylum Detroit.
Education
Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism