Carlos Villalon was born in Chile. Hes a photographer based in Colombia. Between 2000 and 2003 he concentrated on photographing the communities of southern Colombia where the only economically viable plant is coca. Those years of in-depth association with his subject paid off. In July 2004 his story Cocaine Country was featured in National Geographic magazine and reached millions of people. He is now focused on photographing The Darien Gap, the frontier between Colombia and Panama, where the Pan American highway gives way to a network of rivers and swamps, where armed groups fight for the control of cocaine and arms trade routes. His work has been published in Colors, National Geographic Adventure, Newsweek, Mens Vogue, DAS and Outside magazines; he has also worked with The New York Times, The Guardian, The Boston Globe and The Pulitzer Center. He studied art and social communication at VIPRO University in Santiago, Chile, and photography at The New School for Social Research in New York but claims that his best education has come from traveling to places like Haiti, Afghanistan, Ingushetia and DR Congo. He studied Art and Social Communication at VIPRO University in Santiago, Chile, and photography at The New School for Social Research in New York but claims that his best education has come from traveling to several other places like Haiti, Afghanistan, Ingushetia and DR Congo.

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