Picture Story: Undercover Work Exposes Illegal Logging in Madagascar

September 2, 2010

By David Walker

© Toby Smith/Reportage By Getty Images

A Malagasy worker swings his axe at a precious rosewood tree.

Documentary photography is investigative by nature, but rarely involves work of the cloak and dagger variety that made British photographer Toby Smith’s project about illegal logging in Madagascar so unusual. Working with two NGOs, he went under cover in the forests of the island nation to gather information and images. Those efforts have helped put international pressure on Madagascar to...

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