Alessandro Cinque is a photojournalist currently based in Lima, Peru. His work delves into mining’s devastating impact on Indigenous communities and their lands. Cinque has especially been documenting environmental contamination and public health concerns among rural communities living along Peru’s mining corridor. His attention to social and environmental issues affecting minorities has often driven his work.
In 2019, while studying at the International Center of Photography in New York, he portrayed Williamsburg’s Italo-American community and traveled to Arizona to photograph the abandoned uranium mines in Navajo territories. Cinque is a Leica Ambassador. His photos were published in the New York Times, the NYT Lens Blog, Marie Claire, Libèration, LFI, Internazionale, and L’Espresso. In December 2019, he moved to Lima to become more acquainted with Peru’s culture and society. He began contributing to Reuters’ coverage of Latin America while expanding his project on the impact of Peru’s mining industry on Quechua populations