- Trip: Fellows 2014
- Affiliation: Freelance
- Country: Ecuador
- Year: 2014
Bear Guerra is a photographer whose work addresses globalization, development, and social and environmental justice issues. He was a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism for the 2013-2014 academic year at the University of Colorado – Boulder.
In addition to editorial assignments, he often works on long-term projects, and collaborates with non-profit organizations working for human rights and on environmental issues. His photo essays and images have been published and exhibited widely, both in the United States and abroad.
Editorial clients and publications include the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Le Monde, The Atlantic, Orion Magazine, The Boston Globe Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, OnEarth, Pro Publica, National Public Radio, BBC’s The World, California Watch, Texas Monthly, Time.com, Earth Island Journal, O Magazine, Glamour, Ms. Magazine, NACLA Magazine, Yes! Magazine, World Vision Report, SEED Magazine, The Sun, The Walrus, Guernica, and others.
In 2012, he was chosen as a Blue Earth Alliance project photographer for his ongoing project “La Carretera: Life Along Peru’s Interoceanic Highway”. Other recent recognitions have included an honorable mention in the 2012 Photocrati Fund competition for the same project; being named a finalist for a National Magazine Award in Photojournalism (2010). He has also been the recipient of funding from Mongabay, the International Reporting Project, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Puffin Foundation, the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, and the Christensen Fund/Project Word. A native of San Antonio, TX, Bear is currently based in Quito, Ecuador.