Almudena Toral is a Spanish visual journalist and filmmaker currently based in Miami. She heads the feature visuals team at Univision News Digital – the team covers the U.S. and Latin America through documentaries, photo essays, visuals for interactives and special projects, illustration and animation. Her work has also been published by The New York Times, TIME, The Guardian, AlJazeera, VICE, Huffington Post, Marie Claire, Canal+ and other outlets. Prior to joining Univision, she taught video storytelling graduate courses in New York City, pursued her own projects worldwide and worked full time at The New York Times and TIME.
Her work has been recognized by the Emmy Awards, Pictures of the Year International, RFK Human rights journalism awards, the Hillman Prize, PDN Photo Annual, the Webbys, the National Press Photographers Association, Ortega & Gasset awards, National Headliner, Deadline Press & New York Press Clubs.
Toral has degrees from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She is passionate about multi-platform storytelling, human rights, health and gender issues, the global south and immigration policy. She speaks English, Spanish and Italian, and is a member of Fotovisura/GUILD.
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