What should have been a routine vacation to the fabled site of Machu Picchu turned out to be a real eye-opener for Stephanie Lim. Heavy rains forced helicopter evacuations of tourists from the nearby town of Aguas Calientes, thereby scuttling the local economy and leaving local residents with no economic back-up plan. Stephanie presents a case for sustainable tourism in developing countries.
Earlier this year, Michael Marquand traveled to the remote village of Chaullacocha, Peru to photograph indigenous people who weave products sold globally by the non-governmental organization, Threads of Peru. Michael's striking images of these distant players in the growing, worldwide trend of eco-tourism weave their own tale. Photo essay.