Canon Speaking Engagement
In January, I presented two talks at the Canon Experience Center in Costa Mesa, CA. I spoke to a group of students in one session, and a group of adult photographers in the other session. Each talk was followed by a live demo and Q&A.
Cover Image & Feature Publication // Omicron Delta Kappa
In March, my work appeared as the cover image on Omicron Delta Kappa's spring issue of their publication – "The Circle". Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, recognizes and encourages superior leadership and exemplary character. O∆K encourages collaboration among members across the five phases celebrated by O∆K: scholarship, athletics, service, communications, and arts.
Sri Lanka Expedition // National Geographic
I was in Sri Lanka alongside National Geographic Grantee and lichenologist Dr. Gothamie Weerakoon. I documented her field studies, as well as Sri Lanka's lichens and landscapes. To see selected photographs from this expedition, click here.
Oasis Magazine Award – Commended
I was commended in the 13th annual Oasis International Awards of Wildlife & Nature Photography.
Gallery Exhibition "Wanderlust" – Light Grey Art Lab
My work from the Iceland Artist Residency '16 was featured alongside other artists in the Light Grey Art Lab's gallery space in Minneapolis. Read/see more here!
Gallery Exhibition "Camouflage" – Light Grey Art Lab
My work representing the theme "camouflage" was featured alongside other artists in the Light Grey Art Lab's gallery space in Minneapolis. Read/see more here!
British Columbia Expedition
In July, I traveled with a moss biologist to Haida Gwaii off the coast of British Columbia to document her fieldwork and the rare moss species she was in search of. Her goal is to obtain conservation statuses for 4 species of moss that do not currently have a listed status, but are threatened by conservation issues such as deforestation.
For select images, click here.
I also celebrated my 26th birthday while on expedition! It was great. I made lots of new friends and had a fresh pie in the middle of an island!
In August, I traveled to Ecuador's Chocó Rainforest (of which there is ony %2 remaining) to carry out a baseline visual survey of some of the cryptogams (mosses, lichens, fungi, etc.) and arthropods (insects & arachnids) surrounding the Mashpi Lodge. This effort is part of an ongoing initiative titled "The Mashpi Project". Mashpi unites science, ecotourism, environmental education, and community organization to help preserve the Chocó, one of the most threatened and biodiverse rainforests on Earth. Through the work of a talented team of artists, photographers, writers, and conservationists, The Mashpi Project uses high-quality photography and visual storytelling to raise global awareness for these vanishing forests.
We are in the process of producing a fine-art coffee table book about this project. To sign up and receive pre-order notifications, click here and fill out the form at the bottom of the page!
*Stay tuned for upcoming images!
PhotoPlus Expo (NYC)
From 25-28 Oct. I attended my first PhotoPlus Expo in New York City as part of Canon USA's team. This was a very productive and exciting trip for me to meet more team members with Canon USA, host two mini-workshop sessions (which sold out!), connect with some great companies & brands, and expand my professional network. I'll be sharing images from this later on in the year, so stay tuned!
Publication in PDN Magazine
This month's PDN Magazine contained a feature about myself and my work alongside other photographers that use photography as a way to disseminate scientific efforts & discoveries. If you're interested in reading the article, click below to view each page in lightbox mode.