Bear Guerra is a photographer whose work addresses globalization, development, and social and environmental justice issues. He was a 2014 Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and in 2012, was chosen as a Blue Earth Alliance photographer for his ongoing project La Carretera: Life Along Peru's Interoceanic Highway. He was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in Photojournalism in 2010, and in 2012 received honorable mention in the 2012 Photocrati Fund competition. His work has received funding from Mongabay, the International Reporting Project, Society of Environmental Journalists, Puffin Foundation, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, and the Christensen Fund/Project Word. 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, in publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, The Atlantic, Orion, ProPublica, National Public Radio, BBC, O Magazine, Ms., and many others.