What are our Fellows doing? September 2019

Alex Wiles recently finished the Jackson Wild Media Lab at the Jackson Wild Summit. He was one of just 16 participants that were selected out of over 650 international applicants.

iLCP Affiliate Jaymi Heimbuch and Sebastian Kennerknecht taught a seven day conservation photography workshop intensive in Moss Landing, California. The students learned what is involved in telling a conservation photography story from start to finish.

Luciano Candisani had a story in bioGraphic and was interviewed for the “Behind the Lens” section in Ocean Geographic.

Katie Schuler won two awards at the Jackson Wild Film Festival. Her film “Nigerians fight to protect the world’s most trafficked mammal” won Best Conservation Film – short form. Her other film “Where Life Begins” won Best People and Nature Film – short form.  “Where Life Begins” was filmed during the 2018 iLCP Expeditions to Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Clay Bolt’s image of the Wallace’s Giant Bee is featured in the October issue of National Geographic Magazine. This is the first known image of the species with its nest. It was photographed in North Maluku, Indonesia.

Amy Gulick was a keynote speaker at the Alaska World Arts Festival in Homer, Alaska in September. She gave a presentation on her new book, The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind, at the Islands & Ocean Visitor Center of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. In October, her large format exhibit based on her book will be featured in Washington DC at a reception for the U.S. Congressional Wild Salmon Caucus to honor members of Congress who are salmon champions and to celebrate the International Year of the Salmon. For this event she is collaborating with SalmonState and Wild Salmon Center, advocacy organizations working to protect wild salmon, their habitat, and the ways of life they allow people to live.

Doug Gimesy’s portrait of adventure, author, and environmental campaigner Tim Jarvis AM, will be exhibited in Australia’s National Portrait Gallery in their permanent gallery. Tim is founder of  25zero – a project that uses dramatic images of melting glaciers and stories of people being affected by their decline to ‘show’ climate change, engage new people in the issue, and also fund climate change projects. Doug’s hope is that by getting conservation and environment related images into more mainstream places, it will help engage people who may not normally be deeply interested in this critical issue.

In July, Chris Linder photographed how native communities have been impacted by climate change for the World Wildlife Fund. The first publication resulting from that work was a contribution to a larger online photo essay about climate change in The Guardian that also featured work by James Morgan.

Jasper Doest worked with Keen on a project supporting children’s literacy in Nepal; he produced an article on the topic.

Matthew Cicanese has a fine art exhibition called “Earth Up Close” displayed at the Tampa International Airport.
For the third consecutive year Diana Caballero is publishing a photographic calendar of native bees of Mexico. Each year she donates 8% of sales to an organization linked to conservation and restoration of rainforests and tropical forests in Veracruz, Mexico.

Between September 20th and January 10th Esther Horvath will be on MOSAiC expedition as the official photographer and communication manager on board. She had a National Geographic article published documenting the training for this expedition. She also had images published in the New York Times discussing the expedition. Esther also had another article published in the September issue of National Geographic Magazine.

Joan de la Malla is crowdfunding for his first book: HIDDEN STORIES. The book will use a novel approach that involves the reader in an active decision-making process.

Throughout October, Jason Edwards will be delivering presentations in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane about his role in storytelling, travel, and conservation photography for National Geographic.

Robert Glenn Ketchum continues his long-term work on the No Pebble Mine campaign in partnership with the NRDC.