Esteban L. Hernandez

Reporter in Connecticut.
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Why did you choose a profession that can potentially get you killed?

Why do you want to become a journalist? It’s a question that can haunt, annoy or even frustrate journalism students, but it is also one that ultimately makes most dedicated journalism students ponder. It’s an important question, one that requires us to be honest and thoughtful. After all, it is a question we answer with … Continue reading

The subtle art of the interview

Voices are never quite as powerful when they are heard in absence of a body and its expressions. Ask a journalist: Through a phone, they become tiny remnants of a human in a distant land. There is some emotion, sure, but not the same caliber of emotion stirred when a voice is accompanied by a … Continue reading

New York City: A retrospective

Empire State of Mind. For 11 weeks. It was wonderful. Here are some of my favorite photos, transformed into timeless black and white images of Crossroads of the World.

The dreaded wait

The scene reminds me of a breezy day turned night at the Aurora Reservoir while my father and I fished, waiting for something to bite. I ended up catching the only fish: an 11-inch rainbow trout. So three weeks later, in the second floor of the Daily Camera building, I waited like a fisherman waits … Continue reading

Every story counts

Next to my computer screen sits a little walkie-talkie. It’s connected to the Boulder Police Department scanner, and with its constant buzzing mixed between inaudible remarks and fuzzy static, it’s obnoxious. Like, really obnoxious. But on my first day, it hardly mattered. And on my second day, didn’t matter either. You get the idea. This … Continue reading

Ground Zero: 9 years, 11 months later

these photos were taken on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. the first thing you notice is that it isn’t empty. even without the glorious towers, the area we now know as Ground Zero is full of life. there are countless people on site. ambition, hope, excitement fill the air. the new tower will rise 1,776 feet … Continue reading

empire state of mind, week 10

has it been that long? it has. i embark on my final week in new york city starting today. what a ride. here are a few more photos of this awesome city. i’ll be busy updating my site more frequently this week. enjoy. included in this photo series are some pics of Wei Wei’s sculptures … Continue reading

harry potter and the deathly allows red carpet premier, july 11, 2011

well here they are ladies and gentlemen. just a few photos i managed to somehow muster out despite working with a camera that kept jamming (not in a Marley-esque type of way). you guys are gonna hate me for not getting more photos of the stars. they were all there. malfoy. neville. ron. and of … Continue reading

At El Centro Humanitario, finding work is only the beginning

By ESTEBAN L. HERNANDEZ DENVER-Wearing a ripped v-neck shirt and faded cut-off shorts, Lupe Medina is standing near the entrance of El Centro Humanitario, his arms resting on the front desk. He appears impatient as he speaks to the El Centro’s employment director, Sandra Medina. “Give me someone who wants to work. I need to … Continue reading

empire state of mind, week 4

so this week, I took a break from those long posts for something a little more visual. I went out and shot a bunch of photos with Nicole and Andrew. we had an awesome time, and best of all, we were giving each other ideas of how to shoot photos. hope you like the pics.

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