Cristina Mittermeier is a Mexican-born marine biologist, photographer, and writer specializing in conservation issues involving fisheries and indigenous cultures to address the fragile balance between human well-being and healthy ecosystems. A Sony Artisan of Imagery since 2008, Mittermeier is also a photo editor and an engaging public speaker. She has edited and co-edited 24 coffee-table books on conservation issues, and her work has been published by a wide range of sources, from scientific journals to popular magazines.
Mittermeier’s awards include selection to the World’s Top 40 Most Influential Outdoor Photographers, a 2011 Nature’s Best/Smithsonian Conservation Photographer of the Year award, and the North American Nature Photographer’s Association 2010 Mission Award. She sits on the board of the WILD Foundation, serves on Conservation International’s Chairman’s Council, and is an advisory board member of the Wild Seas and Waters Program, and the Marine Wilderness 10 + 10 Project. Until recently, Mittermeier was President of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP); an organization she founded and directed for six years. In that capacity, she led and participated in successful conservation photography expeditions to sites in Equatorial Guinea, Honduras, Brazil, British Columbia, and Northern Norway. Currently, she is co-founder and Executive Director of SeaLegacy.
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