Armando Vega is a documentary photographer and National Geographic Explorer. He was born in northern Mexico and studied civil engineering but in 2012 he gave up everything to dedicate his life to photography. Passionate about culture and the environment, he is currently working on a project related to climate change in the Andes of Peru.
In 2017 he photographed one of the largest Andean pilgrimages which led him to obtain in 2018 the National Geographic Early Career Grant. He has collaborated with Pete Muller and Mark Thiessen, two of National Geographic's leading photographers. He has photographed in remote communities in the Sierra Tarahumara of Mexico until in paleontological expeditions in search of dinosaurs in the Patagonia of Chile and Argentina.
He has won national photography competitions and participated in two books published in Mexico: in one of them as co-editor and iconographic researcher of the earthquake on September 19, 2017 in Mexico City published by the Senate of the Republic. Additionally, he has exhibited his work in Australia, Colombia, Germany, Guatemala and Mexico.
2019 - National Geographic Explorer, 2017 - International Photography Festival ERRANTE, 2016 - Mas de 43 - MasterPeace, 2015 - Hilando la Memoria - CONACULTA, 2015 - Mezclando Tradiciones, 2014 - Mezclando Tradiciones
Portrait of Guadalupe Lopez Miguel, 26, and her son, Martin Miguel Lopez, 1, inside her home. Guadalupe is a farmer and single mother. Yuku Nu Kaxin, Guerrero, Mexico, February 15, 2016.
Retrato de Guadalupe López Miguel, 26, y su hijo Martín Miguel López, 1, en el interior de su vivienda. Guadalupe es campesina y madre soltera. Comunidad de Yuku Nu Kaxin, Guerrero, México, el 15 de febrero de 2016.
In the area, it is common to walk on animal bones, will they become fossils? I remember finding bones of sheep, guanacos, hares and foxes; We even saw an owl about to die, says Armando Vega during the expedition to find dinosaurs' fossils.
[Esp] En la zona es cotidiano caminar sobre huesos de animales, ¿llegarán a ser fósiles? Recuerdo haber encontrado huesos de ovejas, guanacos, liebres y zorros; incluso vimos un buho a punto de morir, comenta Armando Vega durante la expedición para encontrar fósiles de dinosaurios.
[English] Secondary eruption of the Calbuco volcano, Los Lagos Region, Chile, 2015. [Español] Erupción secundaria del volcán Calbuco, Región de los Lagos, Chile, 2015.