About Pablo Alclala
ALCALÁ, PABLO is a staff photographer at the Lexington Herald-Leader. Since 2001, he has covered news, sports, politics and the growing Mexican immigrant community in Kentucky. He is a native of Hidalgo County, TX, near the Mexican border and 200 miles south of San Antonio. Before graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, Alcalá interned at the Indiana-based Bloomington Herald-Times, the Santa Fe New Mexican, and the Palm Beach Post. After college, he accepted a two-year internship with Knight Ridder, working at The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. His first job was at the Vero Beach Press-Journal in Florida. His personal travels have taken him to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize, Ecuador, Canada, Italy and London. He documented a medical mission group on their annual trip to Ecuador to perform free surgeries on the poor of Quito and Ambato. Before the start of the Iraq War, he was embedded with the First Marine Division and traveled with an infantry battalion for nearly two months from the Kuwait border to Baghdad where they occupied what is now Sadr City. Pablo lives in Lexington with wife, Jennifer. In his free time, he enjoys cycling and cooking spicy food that reminds him of Texas.
- Occupation: Staff Photographer
- Organization: Lexington Herald-Leader
- Location: Lexington, KY 40515 USA
- Was accepted for Dec 16-21 2007 Multimedia Training.
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Content on this site written by Pablo Alclala (includes contributory writing):
- Ukulele Revival
- The ukulele might be enjoying a renaissance worldwide, but at one Bay Area institution, its popularity never faded. Inside his Berkeley workshop, Michael DaSilva is cultivating a ukulele community around ...