Gary Braasch covers environmental issues and conservation, biodiversity and field science, climate change and global warming in stock photography and assignments. His photography grows from a deeply felt connection with nature and an ardent conservation ethic.
In the last decade major articles and portfolios of his photography appeared in Time, LIFE, National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Smithsonian, Scientific American, International Wildlife, among many other notable magazines.
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.
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).
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. 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.
1% of the profits from my work goes to support International League of Conservation Photographers.