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Photographer and filmmaker Stephen Alvarez has published more than a dozen feature stories for National Geographic's magazines, covering exploration, culture, religion, and the aftermath of conflict. Stephen shot our June 1996 article on discovering the Ice Maiden in the high Andes of Peru; and has also reported on conservation in the roadless jungles of Suriname; rain forest research in Costa Rica; and cave exploration in Borneo, Mexico, Belize, Papua New Guinea, Canada, and the United States. His images have won awards in Pictures of the Year International and Communication Arts, and have been exhibited at Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, France. Recent appearances include NPR, PBS, and CBS Sunday Morning.