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I am a Toronto-based visual storyteller working on conservation campaigns and magazine assignments that express the important link between people and planet.

Using photojournalism, documentary film-making, and public speaking, my work is completed in close collaboration with domestic and international publications, NGOs, charities, corporations, philanthropists, indigenous nations, and with a growing community of online advocates.

This work is deeply rooted in a documentary approach that bear’s witness to humanity’s ecological footprint, the human demand on nature. All the while, I use visual storytelling to start a dialogue I believe is of the utmost importance: we’re not apart from nature, but very much part of it.

I am a Photographer-in-Residence with Canadian Geographic, a Nikon Ambassador, an Associate Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers, and a Fellow with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS).

I am based out of the Evermaven studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada when not in the field.

Credentials

Active

Associate Fellow of the iLCP
Conservation Photographer with the ROM
Photographer-in-Residence with Canadian Geographic
Ambassador with Nikon Canada
Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society
Contributing Photographer at the Canadian Wildlife Magazine

Past

Mentorship with National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting
Mentorship with National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen
Internship at the Canadian Geographic Magazine
Photography Editor with the California Academy of Sciences
Judge for the BigPicture Photography Competition
Judge for the MontPhoto Competition of Nature Photography
M.A. degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University
B.Sc. degree in Conservation Biology from Trent University
Founder and Director of Environmental Visual Communication

Partners

Neil Ever Osborne Photographer in Residence Canadian Geographic

Photographer-in-Residence

Canadian Geographic

Amazing images have been at the core of Canadian Geographic throughout its nearly 90-year history. To expand the brand’s commitment to photographic excellence the Photographer-in-Residence program was created with this mission: to share compelling visual storytelling that celebrates and explores the nation’s geography, people and wildlife to make Canada better known to Canadians and the world.

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Neil Ever Osborne Nikon Ambassador Canada

Ambassador

Nikon Canada

Nikon Ambassadors are some of the most talented and influential visual artists working in the business today. These gifted, spirited storytellers go above and beyond most, and are admired for their passion, energy and commitment to their craft. Their investment in, and trust, of the Nikon brand are cornerstones to their image making abilities.

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Neil Ever Osborne Royal Ontario Museum Conservation Photographer

Conservation Photographer

Centre for Biodiversity at Royal Ontario Museum

With a mission to be a leading resource for understanding and conserving our natural world, ROM Biodiversity uses storytelling and visual communication to connect people and planet.

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Neil Ever Osborne Adam Mar Ambassador

Ambassador

Adam Mar

Adam Mar began with the belief that quality clothing shouldn’t have to involve compromise so they design and manufacture forward-thinking, durable pieces that incorporate many of the technical features found in the active apparel we’ve all worn and cherished for years, but with a fit and styling that makes sense for our urban lives. The Adam Mar collections are built as blueprints for how we want to dress every day – to work, to play, to relax, and to explore. Manufactured, milled and washed in the U.S.A.

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Affiliations

Neil Ever Osborne Evermaven

Co-founder and Partner

Evermaven Inc.

Evermaven is an agency that works to reframe how we communicate environmental issues. Using narrative and visual communication we facilitate a growing dialogue about humanity’s everlasting footprint.

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Neil Ever Osborne International League of Conservation Photographers

Associate Fellow

International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)

The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) is an organization whose mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through photography. As a collective body, their goal is to use the art of high-quality photography to encourage people to take action in support of tangible and meaningful conservation measures.

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Neil Ever Osborne The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Fellow

Royal Canadian Geographic Society

Canada itself, diverse in geographical regions and communities, is reflected in The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s College of Fellows. So, too, have the Fellows always embodied the longstanding values and tenets of the RCGS: the determination to build, courage to explore and steadfast love of country.

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Neil Ever Osborne Canadian Wildlife Federation

Conservation Photography Editor

Canadian Wildlife Magazine

The Canadian Wildlife Magazine celebrates the country’s unique wildlife and habitats, and explores the conservation issues affecting our natural world.

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Neil Ever Osborne California Academy of Sciences

Contributing Photography Editor

California Academy of Sciences

A multimedia magazine powered by the California Academy of Sciences, bioGraphic was created to showcase both the wonder of nature and the most promising approaches to sustaining life on Earth. We hope our stories will spark conversations, shift perspectives, and inspire new ideas, helping not only to shed new light on our planet’s most pressing environmental challenges, but also—ultimately—to solve them.

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Neil Ever Osborne Blue Earth

Photographer and Board Member

Blue Earth

Blue Earth is a humanitarian organization that raises awareness for endangered cultures, threatened environments, and social concerns through photography.

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Neil Ever Osborne Environmental Visual Communication

Founder and Director 2012–2016

Environmental Visual Communication

Positioned at the convergence of pragmatism and action, science and art, strategy and skill, the Environmental Visual Communication (EVC) post-graduate certificate, offered through Fleming College on-site at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is an education experience producing a new school of hybridized communicators who are passionate about environmental issues and stories and who want to effectively engage people who can foster change.

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When Neil's optic nerve signals his trigger finger to capture an image it begins a generous chain reaction of events that lead to gorgeous magazine and online articles, banners wrapped around buildings, students finding purpose, better friendships, more sea turtles in the ocean, and bigger love for our blue marble home.

Wallace J. Nichols, New York Times Bestselling Author