The story of Peru, its seabirds and the guano that miners toil to turn into agricultural gold is one where environmental and social issues collide. Part national history, part natural history, this assignment draws on photographer Tomás Munita’s experience in portraying how we interact with the natural world.
Tomás Munita is an independent documentary photographer with a special interest in social and environmental issues. He has worked for The Associated Press (AP), focusing on Latin America, and won Leica’s Oskar Barnack Award for his AP reporting in Afghanistan in 2006. His work features regularly in The New York Times and he has received four World Press Photo Awards. Munita was presented with the ICP Young Photographer Infinity Award by the International Center of Photography in New York in 2005. Freelance since 2006, he is based in his home town of Santiago de Chile.