All Photos by Marcos Roda.
Traveling in Colombia’s remote Cocuy National Park while escorting a writer on assignment for the New York Times, Colombian photographer and visual artist Marcos Roda shot these film images, which he uses to produce watercolors and sculptural photo collage. Once guerrilla-controlled and abandoned by the state, the park now hosts several thousand visitors a year. Warming temperatures have caused the tropical ice cap to retreat from over 50 square miles in 1850, to just seven square miles today. Here, climbers approach the 17,750-foot summit of Ritacuba Blanco, in February, 2009. A month later, Baltimore-based photographer Dennis Drenner shot the travel story for the Times. (more…)