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Neil Ever Osborne is a photojournalist and fine artist.

Positioned at the convergence of documentary and art, Osborne’s work examines the inextricable link between people and the planet as he and others bear witness to climate change.

Osborne is an Explorer with National Geographic and his photography is represented by the National Geographic Image Collection. He holds positions as a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, a Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and a Fellow International of The Explorers Club. Additionally, Osborne was the inaugural Photographer-in-Residence with the Canadian Geographic Magazine and he was a Founding Partner of Evermaven, the environmental communications agency.

As the newly appointed Climate Change and Sustainability Editor with The Weather Network, Osborne is based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada when not in the field on assignments.

Credentials

Active

National Geographic Explorer
Photographer represented by National Geographic Image Collection
Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers
Fellow International of the Explorer’s Club
Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Founding & Advisory Partner at Evermaven
PhD Candidate (ABD) in the Faculty of Urban and Environmental Change at York University
Climate Change and Sustainability Editor with The Weather Network

Past

2-year tenure as an Ambassador with Nikon Canada
3-year mentorship with National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting
On assignment assistant to National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen
Inaugural Photographer-in-Residence with Canadian Geographic
Founder and 4-year tenure as Program Manager of Environmental Visual Communication
2-year tenure as Conservation Photography Editor with Canadian Wildlife Magazine
M.A. degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University
B.Sc. degree in Conservation Biology from Trent University

Partnerships

Explorer

National Geographic Society

We fund and support groundbreaking scientists, conservationists, educators, and storytellers. Every one of them is a National Geographic Explorer – infinitely curious about our planet, committed to understanding it, and passionate about helping make it better.

Photographer

National Geographic Image Collection

National Geographic Image Collection, a division of the National Geographic Society is a stock photography agency that manages and licenses one of the world’s most comprehensive and unique collections of photographs and original artwork.

For image licensing please send an email to ngimagecollection@natgeo.com or call 202-791-2830.

Co-founder and Partner

Evermaven Inc.

Evermaven is a full-service communications agency that links people, planet, and profit. Using narrative and visual communication our work facilitates a growing dialogue about humanity’s everlasting footprint.

Affiliations

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.

International Fellow

The Explorers Club

The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Since its inception in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide. Our headquarters is located at 46 East 70th Street in New York City.

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. 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 Program Manager 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.

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