Marcelo Pérez del Carpio (b. 1982) is a Bolivian photographer raised in Venezuela. Moving back to his home country to study architecture, he discovered his true passion for photography and, later, photojournalism. After finishing his degree, he decided to strike out photography on his own and became a documentary photographer. For the past ten years, he has focused on diverse aspects of cultural identity and social inequality in Bolivia and other countries with left-wing tendencies in South America. Since 2017, he regularly explores the sociopolitical crisis and economic collapse of his second home, Venezuela, including its forced migration. During the pandemic, he has drawn his attention to highlighting the effects of the climate crisis on underrepresented communities in dry forests and other protected areas in Bolivia and the American Gran Chaco.

His work has been recognized as "Highly Commended" by the Ian Parry Scholarship and has received accolades by the AI-AP and PHotoEspaña, among others. Marcelo's photographs have been published in The New York Times, National Geographic, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Sunday Times Magazine, Time, Newsweek, BBC Mundo, WSJ, El País, NZZ, de Volkskrant, NRC, The Economist, Financial Times and Mongabay. 

He is currently based in La Paz and continues to work for international media while developing personal long-term projects in Bolivia, Venezuela and abroad.

Marcelo Perez del Carpio

Photographer Marcelo Pérez del Carpio was born in Bolivia and raised in Venezuela. He now lives in La Paz.
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