Tamara Merino, based in Chile, is a National Geographic Explorer, documentary photographer and visual storyteller who focuses on subterranean communities, identity, human rights, environment, and climate change.

Merino’s work has appeared in numerous publications globally, including National Geographic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Der Spiegel and Die Zeit, among many others. Merino was named to National Geographic’s 2020 class of Emerging Explorers and was honored with the Magnum Foundation’s Inge Morath Award that year.

Her photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States, Germany, Greece, Chile, Argentina, India, and around the world. Merino is the co-founder of Ayün Fotógrafas, a collective of women photographers and storytellers brought together to diversify the way we tell stories in our own region through a solutions-based narration promoting change.

Merino does lectures and presentations for National Geographic and teaches workshops on “documentary photography and storytelling” in various countries including for National Geographic Learning.

Her photographs in this exhibition are from Brazil and the United States.