Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

January 1, 2013

2012 Photos of the Year - Newspaper Work

So I've put together 75 of my best work from this past year that I've shot for Monterey County Weekly where, on January 2, I will be starting my 6th year at the staff photographer.

Here are the three galleries.


Gregoria Galarza, mother of Army Spc. Vilmar Galarza Hernandez, cries before her son's casket is lowered at Garden of Memories cemetery in Salinas. Hernandez was killed by an IED on May 26, 2012 while serving in Afghanistan.

Mariachi Imperial de Mexico members Daniel Gonzales (left) and Misael Torbio laugh back stage before joining the other two bands for a grande finale at the end of the Mariachi Festival at Fox Theatre Salinas in March.

Salinas' Briar Bauman won the 2012 AMA Salinas TT in May.