Ronaldo Schemidt

Ronaldo Schemidt was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1971.

While he was studying anthropology in the Universidad Central of Venezuela, he decided to move to Mexico to study photography. In 2003, he started working in photojournalism in several Mexican newspapers.

From 2004, he worked as a freelance photographer for Agence France Presse (AFP), and in 2006 he joined AFP in the Mexico City office as a staff photographer. Since then he has covered sports, social conflicts and violence for drug trafficking.

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