Photographer Franklin Reyes: 1975 - 2014

An Associated Press photographer in Cuba, Franklin Reyes Marrero, has died in a car accident while returning from an assignment west of Havana. Reyes, 39, was driving from the port of Mariel on Monday after working on a story about the Cuban economy. Born in Havana, Reyes began his career as a warehouse employee at the state-run newspaper Juventud Rebelde. He took a photography course offered by Cuba's official journalists' association and became a professional. The newspaper sent him to Mexico and Venezuela, and his photos were published in a book. He began to work for AP in 2009.

For more about Marrero's life and work at The Associated Press, read the AP news story. Below is a gallery featuring a selection of his work. 


 

Opening text expert from the AP Big StoryAP photojournalist dies in car crash in Cuba

 

Lead Image Caption: This undated photo shows Associated Press photographer Franklin Reyes Marrero posing for a photo as he works in Cuba. Reyes died on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in a two-car accident while returning from an assignment west of Havana. Reyes is survived by his wife Gricell Fernandez Mendez and his parents. He was 39. (AP Photo)

 

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