Marco Rios Bollinger

Photographer / Filmmaker / Founder - Uprise Institute

Peruvian-American Marco Ríos Bollinger has directed projects for the UN Refugee Agency and Time Warner, worked with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and photographed Beyoncé and Obama.

He’s produced award-winning social issue documentaries on subjects such as the plight of refugee kids (SAFE ZONE), the healing power of dance (Dance Is My Gun) and the impacts of tourism (2.5%).
He is co-founder of social enterprise Lokal Travel which helps travelers connect to meaningful experiences in more than 200 local communities across Latin America.

More recently he has moved to scale his empathy-building advocacy work by by launching virtual education project Uprise Institute. He consults as a creative director and producer for brands, nonprofits and foundations.