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Portfolio of the Week - Alberto Cuadra

Almost two decades dedicated to visual journalism at its highest level

June 22, 2015

Naturalized U.S. citizen, born in Brazil in a mixed Spanish-Hungarian family and raised in Spain. This weeks featured designer is as international as it gets, and one of the most well-known professionals in visual journalism, recognized multiple times with several SND and Malofiej Awards, among others.

Outside the newsroom, he’s a long distance runner, passionate about science and technology (especially aeronautics and robotics), an oil painter and urban sketcher. And it’s a huge pleasure to present him to our audience – although, most of our readers will probably be very well familiar with the work of Alberto Cuadra.

“A journalist by formation, my almost 20 years of career has been almost entirely linked to the newspaper business. It started in 1992 as a reporter for the Spanish daily El Mundo, where I wrote for different beats until 1996, when I made my first splash into the world of visualization as a staff infographics editor for the same publication.”

“In 1999 I crossed the Atlantic and became part of the team of visual reporters of the wire agency Reuters, in Miami. After five years in the Houston Chronicle graphics team, in 2010 I was finally hired at the Washington D.C. where I’ve been a Graphics Editor for the Washington Post.”

And here are the works Alberto shared with us:

New players in the space race | Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post)

How to catch a space rock | Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post)

Body of work | Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post)

Splitting seconds at the Games | Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post)

A memorial for Eisenhower | Alberto Cuadra, Philip Kennicott | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Philip Kennicott | The Washington Post)

An uncertain future | Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post)

Inside the Royal Wedding | Alberto Cuadra, Sohail Al-Jamea, Karen Yourish | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Sohail Al-Jamea, Karen Yourish | The Washington Post)

Enter stage right | Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz, Laris Karklis | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz, Laris Karklis | The Washington Post)

How the Neurobridge works | Alberto Cuadra, Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post)

Washington’s spring jewels | Alberto Cuadra, Bill Webster | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Bill Webster | The Washington Post)

Thinking of inking | Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post)

Seeing Mars like never before | Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post)

Childhood heart murmurs | Alberto Cuadra, Patterson Clark | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post)

ISS: Some assembly required | Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post)

Secretly assisting Colombia against rebels | Alberto Cuadra, Gene Thorp, Cristina Rivero, Dana Priest | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Gene Thorp, Cristina Rivero, Dana Priest | The Washington Post)

Intensive care for a damaged dome | Alberto Cuadra, Sohail Al-Jamea, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Sohail Al-Jamea, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post)

Fallen from the skies | Alberto Cuadra, Craig Whitlock | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Craig Whitlock | The Washington Post)

The disputed science of shaken baby syndrome | Alberto Cuadra | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Craig Whitlock | The Washington Post)

Bomb-screening system takes bags for a ride | Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post)

The illusion of Joey | Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post)

A new take on why a knuckleball is so hard to hit | Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post)

Discovery’s last trek | Alberto Cuadra, Todd Lindeman | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Todd Lindeman | The Washington Post)

Short guys can dunk | Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post)

Behind the screens | Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post


(image: Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post)

The aging brain | Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post

(image: Alberto Cuadra, Bonnie Berkowitz | The Washington Post)

 

You can check out Alberto’s inspiring body of work on his website and also on Flickr and Pinterest. And connect with him on Twitter (@acuadra) and LinkedIn.

Now, next week promises to be a spectacular one here on Visualoop, as we prepare to celebrate another anniversary. And a lot of great content coming up, so keep watching this space.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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