I am a photographer from Quito, Ecuador. After finishing my studies at the London School of Economics, my work has focused on issues of human mobility and human rights. My work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy Magazine. The work has been exhibited in London, Geneva, Beirut, Amsterdam, Quito, and Washington DC.
2015 - Magenta Flash Forward Winner, 2014 - DC Fotoweek, Honorable Mention, Documentary Categ, 2014 - The Other Hundred Photo Competition, 2012 - DC Fotoweek, Honorable Mention, Portrait Category, 2011 - ICRC Young Reporter Competition Winner, 2018 - LensCulture Portrait Awards Juror Pick
Luis Alejandro Perez poses for a photo after a night at the shelter in Berlin, the highest and coldest point of the highland between Cucuta and Bucaramanga. Many migrants have died of hypothermia since the mass exodus began some months ago. He says he is headed to Peru because the situation in Venezuela is critical. "We are walking because we want to have a future," he said.
Andreina and her daughter start walking from Cucuta at 5am. They arrived from Venezuela 6 months before, but Andreina got involved in an abusive relationship with a Colombian man. They hope to find a new life in a different city in Colombia. While locals have become increasingly reticent to giving rides to Venezuelan migrants, many still try to help women and children like Andreina walking along the road.