Roberto “Bear” Guerra is a photographer whose work explores the impact of globalization, development, and social and environmental justice issues on individuals and communities often underrepresented in the media.
His images, photo essays, and multimedia stories have been published by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Le Monde, BBC, NPR, Orion Magazine, High Country News, and the University of Texas Press. Bear’s work has been exhibited widely.
He has been a finalist for a National Magazine Award in Photojournalism, a Blue Earth Alliance project photographer, and a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Bear is also a member of the award-winning, nonprofit journalism collaborative, Homelands Productions.
Currently based in Los Angeles, CA, Bear also creates in-depth, multi-media storytelling projects with his wife and frequent collaborator, journalist Ruxandra Guidi, as Fonografia Collective. In recent years, they have been working with media outlets, nonprofit and art organizations, city and county offices/agencies to create in-depth, multi-platform storytelling projects about the greater L.A. community.