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Almudena Toral

Tanzania 2013
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Almudena Toral is a reporter, photographer and multimedia producer based in New York. She specializes on web documentary and digital video. Her work has been published by The New York Times, TIME.com and other outlets in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. She is the recipient of 2013 POYi’s Award of Excellence – Multimedia Photographer of the Year, and received an Emmy Award nomination for her contribution to The New York Times project “Life, Interrupted”. Her work has also been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association, the West Virginia Mountaineer Film Festival, the World Cup of Photography and The Deadline Press Club. She has an MA in Journalism from City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and a Graduate Diploma in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS).


  • Strung Out in Tanzania

    This AJ+ short documentary follows Stamil Hamadi, an addict and sex worker who has cycled in and out of treatment since 2012. She hopes to kick the habit for good, but every day...

  • Radio y móvil, armas campesinas

    Hace siete años en su casa de Nambala, un pueblo chiquito al norte de Tanzania, Mariam Ally, 50 años, rostro redondo y lozano, labios como gajos de naranja, pens...

  • Drug Use in Tanzania

    {image-1} I'm waiting for the third day in a row for a character that never shows up in the “Sheraton Camp” in Temeke, Dar es Salaam. Heroin addicts like...

  • The Maasai of Tanzania

    {image-1} A Maasai woman rests sitting in a rock near her house in Uwiro, Tanzania. {image-2} Driving by Maasai during a drought in Tanzania. Almudena Toral is reporting from Tanzania as a...

  • Arusha National Park

    {image-1} The crater at Arusha National Park in Tanzania. {image-2} Monkeys in the sky. {image-3} Melody Wilson is an expert animal spotter. Oh, and Kilimanjaro. {image-4} Driving by Arusha. Almudena Toral is...

  • One Acre Fund in Tanzania

    {image-1} Elda Msemwa, 40, is a farmer in Maguliwa. She plants maize and onions, raises 30 chicken and two adult children ages 18 and 22. Her oldest daughter is one of the only 7 people in her...

  • Diversifying Crops in Morogoro

    {image-1} Vedasto Rutachokozibwa gets ready for a presentation at the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program office in Morogoro, Tanzania, while a colleague distributes pamphlets. {image-2} A family packs to leave the government-funded Towero...

  • Tanzania’s Minister of Agriculture

    {image-1} Because we’re kicking off our International Reporting Project trip in Dar Es Salaam we’re having all the “official” meetings right at the beginning. It&rsquo...

  • Today Was a Lesson in Humility

    {image-1} Today was a lesson in humility. It will not be the last one in this trip. There’s so much to learn. And like almost everything related to development and...

  • Traveling in Tanzania with the International Reporting Project

    {image-1} I’ve been wanting to start a new blog for a while, after blogging in Rwanda and Peru years ago. Traveling to Tanzania with the International Reporting Project ...

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