EDUARDO BARRAZA







Eduardo Barraza is a multimedia journalist with three decades of experience. He specialized in photojournalism, working for various newspapers and contributing to magazines when he began his career.


He established an international journalistic service distributing stories and photographs to magazines and newspapers in Mexico and the United States.


Seeking to take his experience to a broader level, Barraza founded the Hispanic Institute of Social Issues in 1998, evolving into a grassroots multimedia publishing agency, focusing on social issues affecting Latinos and other minorities in the United States.


In 2002 he founded Barriozona Magazine, a bilingual print publication that in 2006 developed into an E-zine to reach a greater audience.


Barraza is also the author of the books El Halconazo, la masacre de estudiantes en México de 1971, Los zapatos del inmigrante y otros escritos, and Sophia Remembers, Day of the Dead.


His book in Spanish on immigration has served as a textbook in universities by students writing their thesis in countries like Belgium. The book was partially translated into French by a student of the Marie Haps Free Institut in Brussels to obtain her master's in Translation.


Barraza's journalistic work is published in many countries, appearing in magazines, digital publications, and books. Local, national, and international media often seek his opinion on the issue of immigration or Mexican society.


As journalism continues to progress and is reinventing itself, Barraza emphasizes the use of multimedia to reinforce the power of a press that presents the people's voice instead of trying to be of "being the voice" of the people.


As he sees new challenges arise for journalism, Barraza strives to uphold the true tenets of journalism, among them truth, objectivity, and independence.