John Moore is a senior staff photographer and special correspondent for Getty Images. In April 2019 he was honored with the World Press Photo of the Year for his iconic image “Crying Girl on the Border.” The photo galvanized American public opinion against the U.S. government’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Moore has worked in 65 countries on six continents and was posted internationally for 17 years, first to Nicaragua, then India, South Africa, Mexico, Egypt and Pakistan.
Honduran immigrant Yanela Sanchez, 2, cries as she and her mother Sandra Sanchez are taken into custody near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.
In 2018 powerHouse Books published his book Undocumented: Immigration and the Militarization of the United States-Mexico Border. His comprehensive and nuanced approach puts a human face on all sides of one of the most hotly debated topics in America today.
Moore has won top awards throughout his career, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, six World Press Photo honors, the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club, Photographer of the Year from Pictures of the Year International, the NPPA and Sony World Photography Organization.
Moore is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Radio-Television-Film. He lives with his family in Stamford, Connecticut.