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Miguel Tovar is a contributing cinematographer for The New York Times. Before working in film, he was a photojournalist for 16 years, during which he worked for Getty Images (as editor-in-chief for Latin America), the Associated Press, and the Reforma newspaper.
Tovar was director of photography on the Netflix documentary Los días de Ayotzinapa (2019) and on the docufiction film Matar extraños (Nicolás Pereda, 2013). He is currently working as a cinematographer for the documentary Endangered (Loki Films/HBO, in process) and for the feature fiction film Skin of Sky, Blood of Heaven (Andrea Bussman, in process).
He was the winner of the 2019 World Press Photo prize in the documentary short film category for It's Mutilation: The Police in Chile are Blinding Protesters. In addition, he was the second-place honoree in Harvard's Spotlight: Eyes on COVID-19 photo contest; was nominated for a 2020 Emmy Award; and won Mexico's 2019 National Journalism Award.