Jasper Doest

Dutch photographer Jasper Doest creates visual stories that explore the relationship between humankind and nature. Having majored in ecology, Doest knows human life depends on everything our planet has to offer, yet he recognizes the unsustainable nature of the current human patterns of consumption. As a true believer in the power of photography to initiate change, Doest is an International League of Conservation Photographers senior fellow and a World Wildlife Fund ambassador. He is also a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine and has received awards from World Press Photo and Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Elizabeth Krist

A National Geographic photo editor for over 20 years, Elizabeth Krist is a founding member of the Visual Thinking Collective. She serves on the board of Women Photograph, helps program National Geographic's Photography Seminar, advises the Eddie Adams Workshop, and coordinates Women Focus portfolio reviews. She curated the Women of Vision exhibition and book. Krist teaches for ICP and La Luz. Honors include awards from POYi, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts. She has reviewed for the New York Times, PhotoPlus, and the Eddie Adams Workshop, and has judged for the Lit List, The Fence, POYi, Getty Instagram, and the RFK Journalism Awards.

Amy Pereira

Amy is an award-winning photography director, visual storyteller, and creative advisor specializing in developing ambitious visual projects at the intersection of contemporary documentary and fine art photography. Drawing on two decades working in photography and journalism she partners with a range of international clients including cultural institutions, brands, media companies, NGOs, and independent photographers to produce engaging and impactful modern visual narratives for exhibitions, campaigns, books, and digital platforms.

Joel Sartore

National Geographic photographer and Fellow, 2018 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year and National Geographic Photo Ark Founder, Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. Sartore started the Photo Ark some 14 years ago in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Since then he's visited 60 countries in his quest to create his photo archive of global biodiversity. Sartore has produced several books including RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, The Photo Ark, Animal Ark, and The Photo Ark Vanishing. In addition to the work he has done for National Geographic, Sartore has contributed to Audubon magazine, Life, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and numerous book projects. Sartore and his work have been the subjects of several national broadcasts, including National Geographic's Explorer, NBC Nightly News, NPR's Weekend Edition, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and the PBS documentary series, RARE: Portraits of the Photo Ark. He is also a regular contributor on the CBS Sunday Morning Show

Camille Seaman

For more than two decades Camille Seaman has documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth's polar regions through the lens of portraiture rather than landscape. Seaman's perspective of the landscape is entwined with her Shinnecock tribal identity, which taught her from an early age to recognize all living beings - trees, spiders, fish, and even ice - as individual members of one, enormous family. Her dynamic images embed her subjects in an enduring, nourishing, but increasingly strained relationship with their environment - of which humans are an integral part. She is a National Geographic Contributing Photographer, TED Senior Fellow, Stanford Knight Fellow, CIR Filmmaker in Residence Fellow. 

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