Marcus Santos

It takes brains to use a camera, but it takes heart to tell a story through a photograph.

Aphrodite Tsairis


With 20 years experience, I am an expert in a unique combination of three distinct areas of photography including events and corporate photography, award-winning breaking news photojournalism, and international documentary.  Former staff photographer for New York Daily News. 

​2018 New York Emmy, nomination, “In the Hole” 
2018 Pulitzer Prize, nominee for Feature Story, “In the Hole” 
2018 NYPPA, Honorable Mention, Portraits, “Lady” 
2017 NYPPA, First Place Spot News Photo, “Naked Guy in Times Square” 
2017 Society of Silurians Merit Award for Breaking News Photography, “The Naked City” 
2016 Deadline Club (NY Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists), finalist for Spot News Photo of the Year, “The Naked City”  
2015 Society of Silurians, Merit Award, Breaking News Photography, “E.D.P. Business Man”  
2012 Society of Silurians Breaking News Photo of the Year, “We’re Going Down” 
2012 Pulitzer Prize, nominee for Breaking News “We’re Going Down” 
2011 Deadline Club (NY Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists) Best Spot News Photo, “We’re Going Down”
2010 #12 New York Post Cover of the Decade, “Most Hated Man in New York”