Gerardo del Valle is a video journalist from Guatemala currently based out of New York City. His work explores the people behind the headlines and the repercussion of policy decisions on communities.
He studied Communications and Media at Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala and has a Master’s degree in Journalism from the City University of New York. He is a Firelight Documentary Lab Fellow and an SFFilm Foundation New American Fellow. His work has been supported by the International Documentary Association (IDA) and the Sundance Institute.
Starting his career working as a video journalist in Plaza Pública, the first online newspaper in Guatemala, he’s gone on to work on long-form documentaries, web-based projects and has collaborated with Vice, Univision, the BBC, Agencia Efe, and NBC’s Left Field.
His work has been recognized by the Fundación Gabo (2019), the Inter-American Press Association (2014), and the National Press Photographers of America (2018). He is currently developing his first feature film, a documentary project that explores trauma and the consequences of the undocumented journey from Central America to the United States.