Diving with whales, spending hours in blinds, hiking through snowstorms for days, and enduring some of the harshest conditions to achieve stunning photos or video footage; the life of a conservation photographer seems romantic. However, the conditions take a toll, both physically and mentally. The photographers and filmmakers work in lonely and isolated areas, often for weeks on end just for a glimpse of what they came to see, just for the prospect of creating an image that might make a difference.
The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) is a global Fellowship of extraordinary photographers and filmmakers whose work aligns with the organization’s mission: supporting environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography and filmmaking. This exhibit celebrates 15 years: 15 years as an organization, 15 years striving towards positive change, and 15 years of community and support. We know our work is far from over but we hope this exhibit will showcase the tremendous effort of the iLCP Fellows and inspire us all to continue pushing the needle of conservation.