Nuevo Laredo drug violence: Bullets hit their mark

Bullets ripped through this car in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, killing the occupants. That's me, on the right, out reporting a story about drug violence in Mexico about five years ago. Nexto to me is a Nuevo Laredo police officer. Photo: Erich Schlegel

Erich Schlegel worked for 20 years as a staff photographer for The Dallas Morning News. From his biography:

While at The News , Erich has covered ten Olympic Games, three Super Bowls, conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Albania, Zaire, and Sri Lanka. However, he favors assignments in Latin America where he has covered stories in Cuba, Mexico, and Central America.

Erich has won awards in World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Society of Newspaper Design, APME, and other national and regional competitions.

He is now a freelance photojournalist in Austin, Texas. His clients include The New York Times, USA Today, The Guardian and The Dallas Morning News.
Check out his great portfolio here.

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