Nahira Montcourt is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is a documentary photographer and independent photojournalist currently working for digital newspapers in the country. Montcourt’s work is centered on documenting protests, local politics and natural disasters focusing on women, social conflict and inequality. Montcourt is a member of the board of directors of the Asociación de Fotoperiodistas de Puerto Rico. Her images have been published in outlets such as NotiCel, Calridad and the Center for Investigative Journalism. She has also collaborated with international news agencies Ruptly and the German Press Agency. Montcourt has received awards from the Asociación de Fotoperiodistas de Puerto Rico, including the 2017 ‘Noticia del Momento’ award based on her work covering International Worlds Day protests in the San Juan banking district. In 2018, Montcourt was awarded a mention of honor for her coverage of protests in the city of Peñuelas.
- Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award Honorable Mention, 2020