|Since starting his career in 1996 as a staff photographer at La Nacion (Argentina), Walter has worked in a wide range of countries and situations. His images have been internationally recognised by the awarding of prizes and grants from diverse organisations. |
Most recently (December 2011), Walter received the Alfred I. du Pont Award for Excellence in Broadcast and Digital Journalism for UNDESIRED, his exploration of the impacts of sex-selective abortion in India.
This is just one component of a long-term project examining specific aspects of violence against women on each continent.In Guatemala, Walter investigated the high rate of femicide – the brutal torture, mutilation and murder of women. He then turned his lens to rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In early 2012, Walter took the project to Norway to probe the reality that women are targets even in one of the world’s safest countries.
Currently based in Spain (since 2006), Walter works as a freelancer.
This follows two years (Feb 2010-Feb 2012) in which he was represented exclusively Getty Images.
Previously (2005/2006), Walter was based in the Dominican Republic, where he worked for Agency France Presse, and was represented and distributed by World Picture News. In 2003, he split his time between Madrid and Buenos Aires, working as a freelancer.
Walter has also worked for Associated Press in the Dominican Republic (2003), Paraguay (2000-2002), Argentina (1999) and Bolivia (1999). During this period, he covered events in Latin America and the Caribbean, and travelled to Asia to photograph the World Cup Korea-Japan (2002).
In 1999, Walter pursued his first large-scale project. Faith explored the diversity of personal spiritual experiences in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Peru.
Walter was born in 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.