Oliver Contreras is an independent photojournalist and multimedia journalist based in Washington, D.C., and also works as contract Photo Editor at The Washington Post.

During the past six years as a photojournalist he has been focused mainly in political news and stories of particular interest to the Hispanic community. He has been recording the experiences of Latino immigrants in the United States.

His projects has taken him to Central America, the U.S.-Mexican border, the Caribbean, and cities across the United States where he has uncovered immigrants’ sacrifice, determination, and dedication.

Originally from Chile, he is a freelance photojournalist working for The Washington Post, Bloomberg, SIPA USA, Washington Hispanic, EFE News, ZUMA Press and also had collaborated with National Geographic, Time Magazine, Boston Phoenix, among others.


Oliver has a M.A. in New Media/Photojournalism at the George Washington University-Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, in Washington D.C., and he's an acting director of DC Visual Collective (DCVC.)


  • White House Hard Pass

  • U.S. Senate Press Photographer's Gallery


  • White House News Photographers Association - WHNPA

  • U.S. Senate Press Photographer's Gallery

  • National Press Photographers Association - NPPA

  • Frontline Freelance Register - FFR

  • DC Visual Collective, Co-Founder - DCVC



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         Oliver Contreras is available for assignments worldwide