Spider monkeys are New World monkeys belonging to the genus Ateles. Like other atelines, they are found in tropical forests of Central and South America, from southern Mexico to Brazil. This species is under threat; the black-headed spider monkey and brown spider monkey are critically endangered.
AUTHOR: PAUL ANDRES GOMEZ SANDOVAL COLOMBIA
Paul Gómez, is a Vocational Photographer, graduated Biologist and Master of Science of the National University of Colombia.
His work is focused on documentary photography, being black and white his primary creative tool.
Publications, awards and exhibitions:
§ Published in Blur Magazine (2013, 34th edition).
§ Published in digital gallery Photovogue (Italy; more than 40 images):
§ Published in the curated gallery: www.1x.com
§ Honorable mention in the photocontest: “Colombia en Fotos” (2013 & 2014).
§ Second prize of the competition “PREMIO DE REPORTERÍA GRÁFICA: UN DIA EN LA VIDA DEL PATRIMONIO CULTURAL EN BOGOTÁ” (2016), promoted by Instituto Distrital de Artes (IDARTES) - Bogota, Colombia.
§ Selected to be part of the last book of the 1X gallery, called: "X YEARBOOK 2017".
§ Selected to be part of the National Exhibition of “FOTOGRÁFICA BOGOTÁ” (2019; Memoria y Resiliencia), promoted by FOTOMUSEO.
§ Honorable Mention in MONOVISIONS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS: Nature and Wildlife Category,
for winning entry SPIDER MONKEYS