Nuri Vallbona


Nuri Vallbona, is a freelance documentary photojournalist who has focused most of her career on social justice projects such as modern-day slavery, inner-city poverty and crime. She worked for the Miami Herald from 1993 to 2008 and has been a lecturer at the University of Texas and Texas Tech University. Her work has won her awards and honors from the National Press Photographers Association, the Pictures of the Year competition, The Southern Short Course competition, The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, the Associated Press Managing Editors contest, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She was also a finalist for the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography and worked on the front lines of the Elian Gonzalez saga that won the Miami Herald newsroom a Pulitzer in 2001. In 1999 some of her work from “Americanos,” was featured in an exhibit at the Smithsonian. This was followed by a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University in the fall of 2000.

Articles by Nuri Vallbona

Title Datesort ascending Type
Welcome of the heart: Sisters build bonds in collaborative effort to assist immigrants Aug 1, 2019 Story : News
Sister immigration lawyers ply expertise at border, in courtrooms Oct 1, 2018 Story : News
Immigrant families endure separation, court and uncertainty of 'zero tolerance' Jun 21, 2018 Story : News
'Dreamers' respond to President-elect Trump's proposed immigration policies Dec 9, 2016 Story : News
Immigrants, advocates fortify resources after Trump election Dec 9, 2016 Story : News
Immigration advocates, Catholic sisters, hope Texas ruling is step to ending family detention Dec 7, 2016 Story : News
Respite center in Texas hosts resurgent influx of immigrants Nov 4, 2016 Story : News
New wave of unaccompanied minors at US border will shelter in camps run by faith groups Dec 15, 2015 Story : News
Syrian refugee families denied parole, now face Christmas in Texas detention centers Dec 9, 2015 Story : News
Refugees start new life in Houston thanks to programs in growing archdiocese Oct 15, 2015 Story : News
Q & A with Sr. Norma Pimentel: Meeting Pope Francis Sep 28, 2015 Story : Blog
Pope Francis’ surprise call thanks sister for immigration ministry Sep 3, 2015 Story : News
Judge orders government to free children and their parents from detention Aug 24, 2015 Story : News
Immigrant respite center responds to sudden increase Aug 4, 2015 Story : News
Advocates and attorneys cheer judge’s decision against family detention Jul 28, 2015 Story : News
Supportive community-based programs mean greater success for asylum-seekers Jul 21, 2015 Story : News
Workforce program moves people up out of low-paying jobs Jun 11, 2015 Story : News
Detention center receives child care licenses from state of Texas Jun 10, 2015 Story : News
Judge tentatively rules against restrictive detention facilities for immigrant families May 4, 2015 Story : News
Living like prisoners: Women talk about U.S. detention centers Apr 23, 2015 Story : News
Marking the contributions of Las Hermanas for a new generation Mar 18, 2015 Story : News
United in action and prayer: Las Hermanas helped create new way of being 'church' Mar 18, 2015 Story : News
Lifting up leaders Jun 26, 2014 Story : News