Meet Aristide Economopoulos, who is a photojournalist and is kind enough to share with us his photographic journey to Cuba in 2001 on Sunday. He’s been a staff photographer at The Newark Star-Ledger since 2000 and covered local to international assignments, ranging from the 9/11 attacks in New York City, Athens Olympics, to hog wrestling in Indiana.
He’s an accomplished and well regarded artist – through his work, he has won numerous awards including World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International and the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism. Aris is also a three-time winner of NYC & NJ Press Photographer of the Year. In 2005 he was part of the staff that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting.
Aris resides in Jersey City, NJ, with his wife and fellow photojournalist Julia Xanthos.