Michael Robinson Chavez

Washington D.C.

International, National and Regional Coverage

Education: San Francisco State University, BA in Journalism

Michael Robinson Chávez, a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer for The Washington Post, became seduced by photography after a friend gave him a camera before a three-month trip to Peru in 1988. A native Californian and half Peruvian, he currently works as a Staff Photographer with The Washington Post. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and the Associated Press. He has covered assignments in over 70 countries including the collapse of Venezuela, climate change in Siberia, violence in Mexico, the historic drought in California, tsunamis in Indonesia and Chile, the E
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I drove the Outback Way: 1,700 miles of red dirt and epic encounters

A Washington Post photojournalist looks back on his two weeks traversing Australia's often grueling, constantly surprising Outback Way.

November 27, 2022

Giving ‘Mother Nature a little bit of a boost’ on the Great Barrier Reef

Underwater gardens, where coral fragments are grown, are among the efforts to help save reefs from climate change.

November 22, 2022

    Feral camels, deadly crashes: Can Australia tame its remote Outback Way?

    The Post spent two weeks driving the iconic 1,700-mile route, past struggling towns and booming resorts, abandoned mines and bustling cattle stations.

    October 26, 2022

    In Australia, it’s becoming harder to get punched in the face

    Traveling boxing troupes were once common Down Under. But today, Fred Brophy’s troupe is the last of its kind.

    September 2, 2022

    How the war spread through Ukraine

    Images of resilience and loss from the front.

    April 29, 2022

    Ukrainian villagers describe cruel and brutal Russian occupation

    Residents describe theft, beatings, torture and at least one killing of an unarmed civilian at the hands of Russian soldiers.

    April 4, 2022

    ‘The beginning of a Russian invasion’

    Today on Post Reports – did Russia just invade Ukraine? Foreign correspondent Isabelle Khurshudyan says it depends on who you ask. Plus, Michael Robinson Chavez on what it’s like reporting from the eastern front.

    February 22, 2022

    Volunteers and veterans train for war in Ukraine

    In the blistering cold, ordinary Ukrainians gathered at an old and dilapidated Soviet youth camp on the eastern edge of Kyiv with one mission: to protect their country against possible Russian aggression.

    February 11, 2022

    One last look at 2021

    A farewell to 2021 from us here at Post Reports and the photojournalists who witnessed the year’s biggest stories.

    December 30, 2021

    ‘The whole world eats well, and we do not’

    After decades of economic hardship in Peru's Andean highlands, voters place their hope in leftist leader, Pedro Castillo.

    July 14, 2021