/ 2020 / Press / Nature/Environmental

The Rainforest at the crossroads

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Nature/Environmental
  • Company
    Freelancer
  • Photographer
    Marcio Pimenta
  • Credit
    Marcio Pimenta

Deforestation can lead to a situation where the forest can no longer regenerate due to the scale of man-made aggression. If the current rate of devastation is maintained (or increased), this "point of no return" could be reached in 15 to 30 years.

I chose to document the climate crisis from the perspective of history and geography. The identity of a people is not dissociated from culture and the historical process. We need to understand how we relate to geography. A record that is a repository of human memories. The human condition.

Marcio Pimenta is a freelance photographer and journalist based in the South of Brazil. His work was featured in National Geographic, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and El País. He has received numerous awards for his environmental reporting. In 2016 and 2017 was in Iraq to cover the war against the Islamic State and the rebirth of the Yazidis women. In 2018 he visited Antarctica for the first time and has since the relationship of the society with its geography. Pulitzer Grantee.

Awards Petrobras Journalism Award 2015.
Massey Ferguson Award for Photojournalism 2017
Massey Ferguson Award for Photojournalism 2016
New Holland Photojournalism Award. Finalist. 2016.
New Holland Photojournalism Award. Finalist with two works. 2015.
Kontinent Awards 2013. Official Selection in Nature and Unique Image. Uckuyular / Izmir - Turkey