José A. Alvarado Jr.

Photographer
 
Location: New York City, New York
Nationality: Puerto Rican American
Biography: José A. Alvarado Jr. is a Puerto Rican photographer dedicated to documenting class inequality, civic engagement, and contemporary issues in Puerto Rico and New York City. He works primarily in long-form storytelling, using visual imagery... MORE
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Feb 16, 2024
Location: Guayana
Guyana’s economy is the fastest growing in the world, driven by a booming oil sector. The South American nation’s reserves are so vast that Venezuela is escalating claims to its neighbor’s oil-rich Essequibo region. Guyana’s fossil fuel supply poses other challenges, too. While natural resource windfalls can create phenomenal wealth, they can lead to hyperinflation, social and political upheaval and severe income inequality.

Camera Operator for Bloomberg Originals, Producer/Editor Alasdair Gray
How Guyana Can Avoid the ‘Oil Curse’
Guyana’s economy is the fastest growing in the world, driven by a booming oil sector. The South American nation’s reserves are so vast that Venezuela is esca...
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