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Christina

Location:

Glen Ellen, CA
Hometown: Glen Ellen

Member since:

January 11, 2013

What does "conservation photography" mean to you?

Conservation photography has multiple meanings for me. It starts with the impact and influence that conservation photography can have on individuals. I remember having a harp seal poster hanging on my wall in grade school and the impact of that on me and its role in helping me to understand the issues surrounding the hunting of the seals and spurring me to become involved in expressing my opinions on that issue. Images of National Geographic have graced my kitchen table since I can remember and the conservation photography especially caught my attention and contributed to my formative years and my ultimately majoring in geography and working in conservation. So I guess the 1st meaning is the personal impact of conservation photography on me and how that has shaped my life, my career and my interests. The 2nd meaning for mean is as a photographer and creator of images that I hope will foster awareness, educate and influence others in the same way the work of others has done for me.

What is your favorite subject matter?

Wilderness, wildlife, and imperiled cultures and culturally important places and the human interface with and impacts to these things

What camera do you currently use?

I have a new Nikon 5000 digital SLR

Introduction

I am a Bay Area native, but have lived, worked and traveled to beautiful places all around the country. I have been involved in conservation efforts both personally and professionally for over 30 years.


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