The Last Free-Flowing River in Mexico's Sierra Madre
Jaime Rojo combines his passion for wild nature, his love for storytelling and his training in environmental sciences to elaborate visual projects that help engage the public in conservation issues. He was born and raised in Spain and in 2004 he moved to Mexico to work with different environmental organizations. In mid-September, 2014, Mexico's Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources authorized the construction of the Las Cruces hydroelectric dam in the San Pedro Mezquital River, the last remaining undammed river in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range. Indigenous peoples, rural communities, representatives of academia, environmental groups and defenders of human rights have all spoken out against the dam. For 5 years Jaime Rojo has documented this story using a wide array of visual languages to engage civil society in the campaign to protect this emblematic river.
Presented in Collaboration with ILCP: http://conservationphotographers.org/
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