Nahira Montcourt is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is a documentary photographer and independent photojournalist. Her work is centered on documenting protests, local politics, and natural disasters.
Her photos have been published in both print and digital media outlets such as NotiCel, the weekly newspaper Claridad, the Center for Investigative Journalism, El Nuevo Día and Primera Hora. Nahira has also collaborated with international news agencies such as Ruptly video news and The German Press Agency.This year, Nahira Montcourt became the first Puertorican photojournalist to be internationally recognized by the Anja Niedringhaus Courage Award from the International Women in Media Foundation (IWMF). She was awarded an honorable mention for her work compiling and exploring protests in Puerto Rico since 2017.
She has also been awarded on two different occasions, by the Asociación de Fotoperiodistas de Puerto Rico. In 2017 he won the 'News of the Moment' award with the photo "El Último Beso", captured during her coverage of the International Day of the Workers in San Juan's banking district that year. In 2018 she received a mention of honor for the photo "Defiendes lo Indefendible" taken during her coverage of the protests in the city of Peñuelas.
Nahira is available for assignments worldwide.