Pulitzer Center Update

Felipe Luna Takes Over Pulitzer Center Instagram

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Samuel Surubi, left, supervises his fishing operation in the town of San Lorenzo. Native species have declined considerably and locals are now dedicated almost exclusively to fishing paiche, an invasive species. Image by Felipe Luna. Bolivia, 2018.

Samuel Surubi, left, supervises his fishing operation in the town of San Lorenzo. Native species have declined considerably and locals are now dedicated almost exclusively to fishing paiche, an invasive species. Image by Felipe Luna. Bolivia, 2018.

This week, grantee and photographer Felipe Luna will take over Pulitzer Center's Instagram account. He will post photos from his recent reporting project with freelance journalist Michael Snyder on the Bolivian Amazon.

After a devastating flood breached a fish farm in Peru in the 1970s, the paiche fish has invaded a quarter of Bolivia’s Amazon, upending a delicate ecosystem and remaking the regional economy. Luna and Snyder's reporting investigates how the invasive species transformed local communities and ecosystems. 

Follow the takeover on Pulitzer Center's Instagram account.