After 10 years of documenting the life and work of the children in Ecuador’s mangrove forests, Felipe Jácome returns the photographs to the people, the community, and the forest he has so diligently photographed.

The photo piece entitled Lord of the Mangrove was exhibited inside the forest of the Cayapas Mataje Reserve in August 2017. Approximately 400 people from the communities of Tambillo, Pampanal de Bolívar, San Lorenzo, and Palma Real visited the exhibit.

This event was possible thanks to the support of the communities of the Cayapas Mataje Reserve, and Hivos International. The exhibit was organized in coordination with the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador.