Mon Zamora & Raisa Leao

Born in Valencia, Spain, Mon Zamora graduated in Architecture and discovered his interest in photography during a trip to Patagonia, Chile in 2010. The following year while in New York City, his photography evolved encompassing aspects of urban art, focusing on people, patterns, and art works. Zamora worked for the IDB’s Sustainable Cities Program from 2012 to 2016. As an urbanist and photographer he has traveled across Latin America and the Caribbean to document the great urban challenges that emerging cities face.

In 2015, he met Raisa Leao and they began traveling to explore nature, where he rediscovered his passion for landscape photography. By mixing all of his previous influences, Zamora creates a unique outdoor photography style. He particularly enjoys photographing the Appalachian Mountains west of Washington DC, including the Shenandoah Mountains, where he and Raisa hike, climb, and take backpacking trips.