Colombian filmmaker and photographer Federico Pardo specializes in natural history, environmental, and human stories. He earned a biology degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá and a Master of Fine Arts in science and natural history filmmaking from Montana State University in the United States. Federico received a National Geographic grant in 2019 for his Vanishing Primates project, and garnered two Emmy awards—one with National Geographic's “Untamed Americas” and another with Univision's "The Amazon: A Paradise for Sale." He has worked across much of Latin America, covering a wide variety of ecosystems and subjects including illegal gold mining and song-bird competitions in French Guiana, health infrastructure projects in Suriname, and long form soccer documentaries with "Nossa Chape" and "Phenoms".
Pardo is the manager of the Latin American-based photo workshop "20 Fotógrafos", co-founder of Trópico Media and coordinator of the Instagram collective @everydaylatinamerica. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries in Colombia, Mexico, Europe and the United States, and his documentaries have been screened at film festivals and in media outlets such as National Geographic, HBO, and Fox Sports Films.