Ivan Armando Flores is an award-winning photographer and the Creative Director at The Texas Observer, where he leads  the production of the print magazine, commissioning artists and illustrators, and assigning photographers to work on in-depth investigative projects throughout the state of Texas.

Before joining the Observer, Ivan was based out of Kabul, Afghanistan, where he covered conflict, political and cultural issues, including award-winning coverage of the impacts of the war on wounded Afghan veterans and their struggle to receive treatment for their injuries.

Ivan's work has been featured in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, NPR, The Guardian and other publications.  

He has attended the Eddie Adams Workshop, Barnstorm XXX, The New York Times Institute, and is also a RISC graduate. Ivan holds a Masters in Journalism from the CUNY Journalism school in New York City and was a part of the GroundTruth Project as a Report For America corps member in 2020. He was also a recipient of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastline Initiative grant.


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