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About Gary Braasch

Gary Braasch covers environmental issues and conservation, biodiversity and field science, climate change and global warming in stock photography and assignments. Photographs of landscape, patterns, forests, Antarctica, the Arctic, cities and travel destinations are used by publications worldwide. His photography grows from a deeply felt connection with nature and an ardent conservation ethic.

Gary Braasch's website is http://www.braaschphotography.com

In the last 12 years major articles and portfolios of his photography appeared in Time, LIFE, Discover, Audubon, National Wildlife, Smithsonian, Scientific American, International Wildlife, Natural History, Sierra, Animals, French Terre Sauvage, French Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Photo District News, 2wice, BBC Wildlife and the Swiss Animan magazine.

Most of this work is on conservation or natural history subjects, the coverage of which gained Gary the Ansel Adams Award from the Sierra Club in the U.S., and the Outstanding Nature Photographer citation from the North American Nature Photography Association.  In 2008 his work will be the source of a United Nations stamp set on global warming, and he will appear in a major work about the leading photojournalists and their important topics, What Matters (Sterling Publishers).

In his career Gary has also illustrated major articles for National Geographic, Popular Photography, and Wildlife Conservation magazines, among more than 150 publications who have published his work. His active library of detailed stock nature and travel photography serves hundreds of publishers and designers.

His keystone project since 2000 has been World View of Global Warming, which is the only dedicated photo documentation of the effects of rapid climate change. For this Gary has journeyed extensively including to China, Australia, Tuvalu, Antarctica, the Arctic and the great mountains of the world. An exhibit of 30 prints on climate change has been exhibited at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC and at Chicago's Field Museum. In 2007 he published a book on this: Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World (University of California Press).

Gary is a nature photo-journalist, whose articles illustrate a global environmental reach: Antarctic seabird research (International Wildlife), Great Smoky Mountains National Park biodiversity (Audubon), the threat of oil drilling in Alaska's arctic (BBC Wildlife), tropical forest studies in Peru (The Nature Conservancy), anaconda research in Venezuela (Smithsonian), honeybees and native pollinators (Natural History), endangered wood stork nesting in the Everglades (Audubon), rare plant rescue in Hawaii (Smithsonian and Discover), and climate change in Florida and Alaska (Natural Resources Defense Council).

In photographic assignments he specializes in recording the essence of whole ecosystems and threats to their biodiversity, employing techniques from aerial photography to extreme close-ups and underwater shots. Projects on ancient forests of North America, Mount St. Helens volcano, a single tropical tree, an Everglades alligator hole, and a tide pool have resulted in a book and major articles in Life magazine. Gary is known for action coverage of risk-taking field science, including volcanoes, forest canopy studies, and Antarctic geologic research.

Gary is an active contributor to environmental efforts ranging from forest preservation in his home state of Oregon to international conservation campaigns. He lives in Portland.

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About Gary Braasch Last Updated on 2009-03-03 00:00:00 Gary Braasch covers environmental issues and conservation, biodiversity and field science, climate change and global warming in stock photography and assignments. Photographs of landscape, patterns, forests, Antarctica, the Arctic, cities and travel destinations are used by publications worldwide. His photography grows from a deeply felt connection with nature and an ardent conservation ethic. In the last 12 years major articles and portfolios of his photography appeared in Time, LIFE, Discover, Audubon, National Wildlife, Smithsonian, Scientific American, International Wildlife, Natural History, Sierra, Animals, French Terre Sauvage, French Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Photo District News, 2wice, BBC Wildlife and the Swiss Animan magazine. Most of this work is on conservation or natural history subjects, the coverage of which gained Gary the Ansel Adams Award from the Sierra Club in... More »
Gary Braasch is a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens photographer Last Updated on 2008-05-01 21:29:15 The world is catching up to Gary Braasch. "This was not a very well covered issue when I started six years ago," he says. The issue is global warming, and what Gary started was an ongoing project to document the results of climate change. His efforts have resulted in convincing images, among them a powerful series of before-and-after pictures that show, among other things, receding glaciers, rising sea levels and thawing areas of the Arctic. "Even for people who believed in global warming and understood how bad it was," Gary says, "the pictures were a compelling message that it was really happening, not in the future, but right now." More »