(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