Richard Emblin is the Editorial Director of The City Paper, the only English language publication printed in Colombia and with a monthly readership of 90,000. The publication’s editorial focus is on political and economic analysis, reporting on environmental and biodiversity issues as well as printing photo essays, feature stories on gastronomy, travel and daily life.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Richard Emblin grew up in Germany and Canada. He graduated in History and Literature from the University of Toronto. He began his career as a photojournalist freelancing for The Telegraph and The Independent newspapers in 1989, and for which, he covered the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. In 1991, he moved to Colombia and joined the Black Star photo agency. He covered Colombia and has shot numerous assignments for TIME, Marie Claire, Der Spiegel and The Houston Chronicle. In 1994, he won the Bronze Medal for photojournalism from the Society of News Design for his pictures of Angola for Canada’s The Globe and Mail. From 2000 to 2006, he held the position of Photo Editor at Colombia’s national daily paper, El Tiempo.