Dominic Chavez is a freelance photographer based in Boston, but he has spent much of his career on the road working in some of the world’s most challenging places. Chavez has recorded the effects of war in Colombia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Angola; the AIDS crisis in more than a dozen countries in Africa; and the battle to eradicate polio in countries in Africa and Asia. In addition, he has covered stories locally and nationally, focusing on the aftermath of 9/11; homeless populations; and those addicted to drugs.
Chavez's professional career includes positions at the Denver Post and the Boston Globe. His work has been nationally recognized with awards that include the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Media Fellowship as well as the Pictures of the Year competition; he is a four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee for his work with the Boston Globe. Chavez has helped produce eight books and his photographs have been exhibited internationally.
As a photographer, I feel a responsibility to create my work with respect, concern and the understanding that pictures are the middle voice in creating a dialogue.