Manuel Ortiz is an award-winning digital journalist who has covered technology, migration and the environment in various countries including the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Bolivia, Japan and France. His work has appeared in El Mensajero, Alianza News, New America Media, Proceso and La Jornada. Ortiz directed the photography of the award-winning documentary film Cantadoras: Musical Memories of Life and Death in Colombia.