Her Wild Vision
Her Wild Vision Initiative is the spectacular, super-awesome directory of the best, most-accomplished, active women and women-identifying conservation photographers and filmmakers working in the world today.
Our directory focuses on professionals working specifically in editorial and other storytelling markets covering issues of conservation, natural sciences and the environment.
No more excuses for not being able to find us.
Looking for a photographer in Southeast Asia proficient in underwater and photojournalism? Done. How about a skilled drone operator in Africa? No problem!
You can filter this database by combining any of the items in our menus that include geographic region, expertise, and diversity-identifier, or enter whatever keyword you want to make your search easier.
All the talent here has been vetted by our team and a rotating group of guest editors from top publications including Audubon, National Geographic, bioGraphic, Smithsonian, Ranger Rick and The Nature Conservancy.
We send updates to an ever-growing list of editors and communication directors on a quarterly basis to facilitate visibility and connection for our members.
Her Wild Vision Initiative believes in removing barriers that keep women photographers from pursuing, or being hired for, assignments. That is why we are building capacity for three scholarships available only to Her Wild Vision members.
These opportunities include:
- Tuition to attend a professional workshop such as public speaking
- Tuition to attend training in conflict and safety while reporting
- A no-strings-attached project grant
Scholarship opportunities will be announced to Her Wild Vision members when available.
A great collaboration early in your career can change everything – from the conservation impact you can have right now, to the opportunities you gain later on. So, we are developing several fellowship opportunities for our members with publications, researchers, and organizations.
Fellowship opportunities will be announced to Her Wild Vision members when available.
The gender pay gap is real. We believe in leveling the financial playing field wherever possible. So, we actively seek to partner with awesome companies who offer special discounts to our members.
Hey there! Her Wild Vision Initiative is the effort of two women who decided it was about time for all of us working as conservation photographers and filmmakers to have an equal role in the conservation visual storytelling field. We were done hearing myths like, “Well, I’d love to hire a woman but can’t find one,” or, “There just aren’t any women doing this.” We needed to remove barriers, (and excuses), and Her Wild Vision Initiative is the result.
Now, it’s wonderfully easy to find and hire a woman or woman-identified conservation photographer or filmmaker. Yay!
THE guest reviewers
We have an extraordinary crew of powerhouse editors and experts who help us review new member applications for inclusion in the directory. We are deeply grateful for the assistance and keen insights of:
National Audubon society
Deputy Director of Photography
national geographic Magazine
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition
BBC Wildlife Magazine
Melissa Dale (née Ryan)
Interim Director of Photography
The Nature Conservancy
Director of photography
Client Relations and Jackson Wild On Tour
We have an amazing support crew of partners, without whom Her Wild Vision just wouldn’t be as awesome or effective. We are deeply grateful for the assistance of: