Markus Martinez Burman is an environmental scientist, educator and documentary photographer. Born and raised in Mexico to Mexican and Swedish families, Martinez has grown up with deep cultural values and a passion for exploration. His work explores the complexities of social connections to the environment and the struggles to protect it. Having worked in a wide variety of ecological surveys as a research assistant in Costa Rica, eSwatini and Honduras. Martinez has made use of his camera to explore and document the natural and social struggles that surrounds him. Martinez passion for photography and storytelling has allowed him to perform as a lead and teaching assistant in three different National Geographic Photo Camps, most recently exploring Indigenous youth connections with nature. Martinez believes that education and youth have the power to change the world. Through visual storytelling, youth can reconnect with their cultural and natural environment and in doing so, help conserve them. His current work with Indigenous Sustainable Development (INDIS), involves a participatory storytelling project to empower youth from the Mokox Indigenous Nation of Lomerio, Bolivia, to protect their forest home. (https://indisproject.org/es/case-study/bolivia-2/).