I am a Toronto-based conservation photojournalist and visual storyteller working to express the inextricable link between people and planet.
My work is deeply rooted in a documentary approach that bear’s witness to humanity’s ecological footprint–the human demand on nature. This work is carried out in protected places such as in national parks and marine reserves to celebrate nature’s pristine majesty where it still exists, and in wild spaces in peril like deforested areas and polluted rivers that still need protection. For me, visual storytelling is a way to start an essential dialogue about protecting habitat and wildlife so we all can benefit–we are not apart from nature, but very much part of it.
I collaborate with domestic and international publications, NGOs, charities, corporations, philanthropists, Indigenous nations, and with a growing community of online advocates who align with my values.
As a Partner at Evermaven, a full-service environmental communications agency, I am based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada when not in the field.
Mentorship with National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting
Mentorship with National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen
Inaugural Photographer-in-Residence with Canadian Geographic
Photography Editor with the California Academy of Sciences
Judge for the BigPicture Photography Competition
Judge for the MontPhoto Competition of Nature Photography
Conservation Photography Editor with Canadian Wildlife Magazine
Photographer and Advisor with Blue Earth
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
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.
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.
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.
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. The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is dedicated to imparting a broader knowledge and deeper appreciation of Canada through its educational program, as well as by funding geographical expeditions and research, in the form of grants, studentships and awards.
Founder and Director 2012–2016
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.