Since 2003, Rodrigo Abd has been a staff photographer for the Associated Press.
Abd 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 2012, and the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
In 2010, he was embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan's Kandahar province. In 2011 he covered the political conflict in Libya. In 2012 he covered the Syrian armed conflict.
Along with fellow AP photographers Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra, and Muhammed Muheisen, he was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for coverage of the Syrian civil war.
In 2023 he was part of the AP team that won the Breaking News Photography Pulitzer Prize for Ukraine coverage.
Abd's started his career as a staff photographer at La Razón and La Nación newspapers.