| || Vince Alongi|
Manager / Staff Photographer
Alongi is the Web Manager and Staff Photographer for the
U.S. Embassy Montevideo.
Vince graduated from the Canadian Police
College in 1991 as a Forensic Photographer and Evidence
Technician. He worked for the Ident Section of the Delta
Police Department in British Columbia and later embarked
on a career as an Internet consultant in the private sector
prior to joining the U.S. Foreign Service in August, 2004.
Over the years, he developed a wide variety
of photographic interests, including journalism and portraiture,
which he continues to study under the tutorship of award-winning photographer David Roberts A.R.P.S.
During his service with the U.S. Embassy
Montevideo, he has earned three State Department Meritorious
Honor awards for "outstanding service and continued
excellence" as well as "innovation in reaching
a wider Internet audience," and for producing "memorable
photographic images" to help deliver the embassy's
message with a "clear and positive view of the USG policies
and American culture." He also received a Franklin Award one Superior Honor Award
for his work with social media.