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(Alex Garcia at a Pecha Kucha event at the House of Blues - © Megan Bearder) 

American Society of Media Photographers / Midwest - February 2020 

Spoke at Strictly Business Seminar, giving business tips on how to thrive as a storyteller.  

Chicago Humanities Festival - November 2018 

Introduced speakers on the topic of photojournalism along the U.S.- Canada border.  

Pictures of the Year- February 2017 

Served as a juror for one of the oldest, largest and most highly respected photojournalism contests in the world.  

Who's Who in Hispanic Chicago - July 2016 

Named to Negocios Now's 2016 "Who's Who in Hispanic Chicago" for contribution and leadership in media during the past fiveyears. Negocios Now is a national award-winning business publication that develops a list each year of the most prominent Hispanics in the Chicago area. Nominees come from sectors including business, healthcare, media, nonprofit, education, culture and politics. 

New York Times Journeys - February 2016 

Served as an expert for a tour in Cuba for a 25 member group, giving three lectures pertaining to Cuba history and culture.  

Elected to NPPA Board - Dec 2015 

Elected in a national election to serve the needs of visual journalism on the board of the National Press Photographers Association.  

Appointed to NPPA Board- July 2015 

Appointed to a temporary position to serve on the board of directors of the National Press Photographers Association.  

Week of Hope - June 2015 

Speaking with Top Chef finalist Carlos Gaytan at the Casa Central annual fundraising event for its 60th anniversary helping to transform communities in the Midwest.  

Illinois Humanities Council - Jan 2015 

A presentation of photos and discussion at the Chicago Cultural Center about the changing relationship between Cuba and the United States.  

Chicago Humanities Festival - Nov 2014 

Chicago to Mexico - What the 2,000 mile journey is like for immigrants returning home to the holidays by bus.  

Apple Store - North Michigan Avenue - Oct 2014 

A talk about storytelling at an event sponsored by the APA Chicago chapter.  

ABC Chicago - Windy City Live! - Live Television Interview 

"A Photo is Worth a Thousand Words" 

Q : With Jian Ghomeshi - Radio Interview 

"Does Photojournalism Still Matter?" 

Canadian Broadcasting Company 

National Press Photographers Association 

Assignment Chicago Blog Profile 

Chicago Ideas Week  

"Secrets of Storytelling"  

A sold-out CIW Talk on photography with National Geographic photographers Ami Vitale, Vince Musi and Jim Richardson.  

Printers Row Lit Fest 2011 

"Street Photography with Alex Garcia" 

An instructional talk to a 100+ attendees of the annual event in Printers Row