Marcio J. Sanchez is a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff photographer with the Associated Press in Los Angeles. He has been with the Associated Press since 2002. Previously he worked at The Kansas City Star from 1995 to 2002. As a student, he interned at various newspapers including the Long Beach Press-Telegram, Reno Gazette-Journal and Palm Beach Post. Sanchez attended San Jose State University where he received a degree in photojournalism with a minor in Latin American Studies. He was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and emigrated to the U.S. with his family at age 12 in 1983.
In his 20+ years as a photojournalist, Sanchez has covered a diversity of stories. Some of the highlights include: Wildlife Preservation in Africa, Hurricane Mitch in Honduras, Baseball in the Dominican Republic, The Super Bowl, Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Summer Olympics in London and Rio and World Cups in South Africa and Brazil. Sanchez was among a group of 10 AP photographers who were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for coverage of Black Lives Matter demonstrations throughout the U.S. in 2021.