John Moore

John Moore

John Moore is a senior staff photographer and special correspondent for Getty Images. In April 2019 he was honored with the World Press Photo of the Year in Amsterdam for his iconic image Crying Girl on the Border.

Moore joined Getty Images in 2005, after more than a dozen years photographing internationally for the Associated Press. He has worked in 65 countries on six continents, and was posted internationally for 17 years: first to Nicaragua, then India, South Africa, Mexico, Egypt, and Pakistan. After returning to live in the United States, he began a decade-long project on immigration and border security issues.

In 2018, powerHouse Books published his book Undocumented: Immigration and the Militarization of the United States-Mexico Border. His comprehensive and nuanced approach, puts a human face on all sides of one of the most hotly-debated topics in America today.

Moore has won top awards throughout his career, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, six World Press Photo honors, the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club, Photographer of the Year from Pictures of the Year International (POYi), the NPPA, and Sony World Photography Organization.

Moore is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Radio-Television-Film. He lives with his family in Stamford, Connecticut.

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Archive Exhibitions Featuring John Moore


Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

Undocumented represents ten years of photojournalism by Getty Images special correspondent John Moore on the issues of immigration and border security.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

As a special correspondent for Getty Images, I have spent much of the last decade photographing issues of undocumented immigration to the United States from Central America and Mexico. I’ve taken a broad approach, focusing on asylum seekers fleeing violence, migrants searching for economic opportunity, and the federal government’s response to pursue, detain, and deport them. Throughout, I have tried to humanize this story.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring John Moore

Sep 152019

An Afternoon with Lynsey Addario and John Moore

Join us as two celebrated photojournalists sit down for a conversation about their impactful work traversing the globe, from the current humanitarian crises in Syria, to immigrant crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration.

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May 22019

An Evening with Lynsey Addario & John Moore

Join us as two celebrated Photojournalists sit down for a conversation about their impactful work traversing the globe from the current humanitarian crises in Syria to U.S. Mexico immigrant crossings during the Trump administration.

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