Ángela Ponce is a documentary photographer and photojournalist based in Peru. She focuses on long-term projects that approach Latin American social issues, political conflicts, disability rights and memory. During 2019, she was awarded; 2nd...
Focus:Sports, Documentary, Portraiture, Human Rights, Investigation
Yovana Chuquichampi worships the snowy Quelccaya, the largest tropical glacier on the planet with 44 square kilometers and a height of 5600 meters above sea level in Cusco, Peru. This snowy mountain retreats 60 meters a year, studies determined that it will disappear in the next 30 years if global emissions of greenhouse gases are not reduced. Peru
Teresa Mendoza (46) and Agustin Gutierrez (67) are dedicated to raising alpacas, the sale of their fiber is the main economic livelihood of the people of the community of Phinaya in Cusco, Peru. Peru has the largest number of alpacas (85 %) in the world. However, due to climate change, the breeding of these camelids is becoming more difficult due to frost, drought and scarcity of pasture. Peru
Exaltacion Chuquichampi (left) and Yovana Chuquichampi submerge their hands as a ritual in the Sibinacocha lagoon at 4,860 meters above sea level, water of glacial origin that comes from the Quelccaya snow-capped mountain in Cusco, Peru. It is currently within the protected areas, as it is considered a world thermometer, where the relationship between global warming and glacier melting is investigated. Peru
View of the Apumayo open pit gold mine in the community of Chaviña, Ayacucho, Peru. The main disadvantages of this type of mining is the environmental impact it causes. It damages the earth's surface, changes the shape of the earth's crust, pollutes the groundwater and the air with toxic dust, and causes the formation of a large amount of dust.
"For a long time, governments have promised to solve our problems, but nothing has changed," says Ccalla in Quechua as she cooks in her home in the community of Carata, one of the places affected by pollution in Puno, Peru.