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Photography as a Conservation Tool

In a new video documentary, some of the world’s foremost conservation photographers discuss the critical role photography plays in calling attention to threats faced by the natural world and in affecting global change. In their own words — and through the images of more than 40 photographers — these photojournalists and conservationists, including National Geographic editor-at-large Michael Nichols and anthropologist Jane Goodall, describe how photographs can give a voice to species and wild lands facing a myriad of threats globally, from industrialization and pollution, to poaching and climate change. “You really can’t have successful conservation without photography shining a light on it,” said Kathy Moran, senior editor of natural history for National Geographic, one of the partners in the film. The video was produced by photographer Neil Ever Osborne and filmmaker Chad A. Stevens.
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