Cristina Mittermeier


Photographer and conservationist Cristina Mittermeier uses her camera as a passport to document complex issues where human needs and the conservation of nature intersect. Her subjects range from indigenous people of the Amazon to climate change and ocean conservation. Mittermeier uses her passion for photography to influence the fate of the planet’s natural resources, and is now a Sony Artisan of Imagery, one of only seven photographers representing Sony’s new cameras.

Among her many other awards and recognitions, Mittermeier was named Best Conservation Photographer of the Year by Nature in 2010, and in the same year received the North American Nature Photographers Association Mission Award. Outdoor Photographer magazine selected her as one of the 40 most influential nature photographers of our generation, for her contributions to the creation of the discipline known as conservation photography.

Mittermeier’s images have been exhibited by museums and organizations around the world, and are represented by National Geographic Creative. She is the founder and former president of the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers, a consortium of leading photographers who are actively working for conservation. Today, Mittermeier heads the newly founded organization Sea Legacy, whose mission is to use the power of photography to promote the protection of our oceans. She is also the director of Por el Planeta, an international nature conservation photography competition hosted by Mexico and sponsored by Televisa. She has edited more than 20 coffee table books on conservation.

Cristina Mittermeier