Rodrigo Abd was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 27, 1976. His career began as a staff photographer at the La Razón and La Nación newspapers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 1999 to 2003. Since 2003 he has been the staff photographer for the Associated Press based in Guatemala, with the exception of 2006, when he was based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rodrigo has worked on AP special assignments covering the political turmoil in Bolivia in 2003 and Haiti in 2004. He also covered Venezuela's presidential elections in 2007, and the Haitian earthquake in 2010. In 2010, he has twice been embedded with US troops in the Kandahar province, Afghanistan. In 2011 he covered the political conflict in Lybia. In 2012 he covered the Syrian armed conflict. Currently based in Lima, Peru.