Verónica G. Cárdenas

Head shot of Verónica G. Cárdenas
Verónica G. Cárdenas is a freelance video and photojournalist based McAllen, Texas. Migration issues are a recurring theme that she explores. She began covering migrant caravans in 2017. Her work has been shown at the United Nations, exhibited in Photoville’s EmergiCubes, Long Island City Arts, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley-UTRGV, Festival of International Books and Arts, FESTIBA, South Texas College, among others. Some publications where her work has been featured include BuzzFeed News, ESPN, NPR, Rolling Stone, San Antonio Express News, Texas Public Radio, Texas Tribune, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME Magazine.

Cárdenas is an Eddie Adams and Missouri Photo Workshop alumni and was an International Women’s Media Foundation Fellow. She completed a mentorship program with Women Photograph where she was also a finalist with her portfolio work on transgender women being turned away after seeking asylum.

The work that Cárdenas did for The Intercept in a family reunification story in the summer of 2018 was part of the immigration coverage that was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award.