Ana Cecilia Gonzales Vigil

Photographer

Ana joined the 2009 Andes Expedition, Cape Farewell's first expedition outside the Arctic, an 18 day trek through shrinking glaciers, cloud forests, lower forests, areas of deforestation and the Amazon.

Ana Cecilia Gonzales Vigil is a photographer and picture editor who has worked for various international NGOs, newspapers, magazines and news agencies.

She studied Documentary Photography at Gwent College in Newport, Wales. Since then she has worked as picture editor and helped setting up the digital photo departments of two new newspapers in Lima, Peru. She has produced and edited various books, encyclopedias and CDs, and has also been a teacher and given workshops in photojournalism in Peru, Chile, Colombia and Nigeria.

Ana Cecilia Gonzales Vigil won a World Press Photo award in 1993 and has been a Jury Member of the contest three times since. She is currently the Peruvian photo correspondent for The New York Times.  

The Andes Expedition at Wayqecha Science Station in the cloud forest, measuring carbon in the soil. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
Charlie Kronick with Salcantay glacier in the background. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
Start of the Trocha Union, the path into the jungle. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
 
 
Matt Wainwright recording boat activities. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
Tres Cruces, watching the sun rise over the rainforest and cloud forest. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
Scientist Kathryn Clark sampling the river water in San Pedro. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
 
 
Yadvinder and the Andes expedition on the way to the reforestation project, at Manu Learning Centre. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
 
Casa dOxford – filed plant species. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
 
A very small Orchid at Wayqecha. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
A large landslide along Trocha Union. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
The cloud forest. Photo taken on a previous expedition by scientist Josh Fisher.
The Andes Expedition before camping overnight near the Humantay Glacier. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.

Start of the Trocha Union, the path into the jungle. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.