Sandy Huffaker is a freelance photojournalist based out of San Diego, California. His work is regularly included in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The National (Dubai), USA Today, Navy/Marine Times, Education Week, and on the wires with Getty Images, Bloomberg News and The AP, and Corbis. He is the Region 10 Chairman for the National Press Photographers Association(NPPA).
He travels the globe to Mexico, Brazil, Haiti, England, Peru as well as a number of states around the U.S. He has covered numerous world news events from wildfires to hurricanes. Sandy’s images present us with the pressing issues facing the world today.
I came across Sandy’s Mexican Drug Tunnel series while searching for photojournalists to include in Wide Angle View, an exhibit I am curating at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. I had never seen anything like these images before. Californians frequently read about drug busts along the border, but we have never been shown how the drugs get into the country. Sandy’s images of the elaborate tunnel system are astonishing. I immediately extended an invitation to be in the exhibit, and I am happy to say, he accepted.
Wide Angle View will be on exhibit from February 3-March 27, 2011 at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.