Hector Gabino was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and he studied Mass Communications at the Universidad de Puerto Rico. He has been a staff photographer for El Nuevo Herald for 15 years, covering news and sports within the U.S. and abroad. Throughout his career,Gabino has exhibited his work in numerous locations. He has also received awards from the The National Association of Hispanic Publications and from the The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).
Gabino lives in Miami with his wife. Cynthia, and daughter, Gabriella.