Sergio Peçanha

Washington, D.C.

Opinions graphics columnist

Education: Journalism, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Sergio Peçanha is a visual columnist at the Opinions desk of the Washington Post. He uses visual elements like illustrations, cartoons, maps, information graphics and videos to tell stories. Before joining The Post in 2019, he was a graphics editor at The New York Times for more than a decade, where he created visual stories for the International desk and the New York desk. Peçanha graduated in journalism from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. His work has been recognized multiple times by the Society for News Design and the Malofiej infographics awards, in Spain, including Gold medals
Latest from Sergio Peçanha

The birth of the benevolent turkey — a new Thanksgiving tradition

What if a turkey could forgive our country for what it does to us sometimes?

November 23, 2021

Esta calculadora te dice el tiempo de vida que perderás al regresar a la oficina

Esta calculadora te ayudará a medir la cantidad de tiempo que haces en viajes al trabajo y cómo se traduce en lo que te estás perdiendo en la vida.

November 9, 2021

30 seconds with this calculator could save you hours (or years) in traffic

This calculator will help you measure the great commuting time suck and how it translates into what you’re missing in life.

November 9, 2021

¿Qué pasa en la mente de quien no quiere ponerse una vacuna completamente aprobada?

En mi mundo, no necesito una vacuna. Confío en mí y en mi cuerpo, de ninguna manera me enfermaré. Y si te enfermas, ese es tu problema.

September 2, 2021

Inside the mind of someone who won’t take a fully approved vaccine

There will be no micro ships in their bloodstream.

August 30, 2021
  • Perspective

All hail Queen C: Female cicadas are choosy and in charge

Lady cicadas have all the power in cicada relationships.

May 24, 2021

After 17 years, cicadas catch up with the news

They sure have missed a lot!

May 6, 2021

Why the ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal is like the long journey to a covid shot

That boat is a mirror of my life waiting for a vaccine.

March 30, 2021

The end of American exceptionalism

Americans often looked down on countries that lurched from crisis to crisis. What should we say about ourselves now?

January 7, 2021

Antidote for a Groundhog Year

Is the new year feeling like more of the same? Here's a pick-me-up.

January 1, 2021