Isadora Romero has been named the winner of the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2021 contest.
The photographer wins the £2000 prize for her project ‘Muyu Lab’, a documentary series about the conservation of agro-biodiversity in Ecuador from a scientific and ancestral perspective and the positive impact for the environment and future generations.
Based in Quito, Isadora’s work centres on environment and gender issues, and she has been exhibited across Europe and North and South America.
Isadora said: “I am very excited to receive this recognition, honoring a long history of courageous and pioneering women journalists and storytellers.
“It motivates me to continue to tell this story from the communities that fight against the loss of diversity and it allows me to give visibility to an issue that has been under-reported in the visual arts but that is urgent – not only because of what it means for our local communities but also for the future of humanity and the environment.”
Supported by Nikon, the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award is granted annually to a professional woman photographer towards the completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay, which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global that has a focus on positive solutions.