How can photography help conservation efforts?

Photographs tell stories. I believe this is their most significant impact. Visual storytelling is a powerful tool, that gives a voice to those who can’t be heard. Photos capture iconic moments in time and allow people to bring back images of what is happening all over the world. A single photo can transport someone to places they never dreamed of seeing. Photography bridges the gap between story and image, as it encompasses both. The experience of viewing an image can spark an emotional connection. You can change people’s behavior, by changing perceptions, through an emotional connection. I want to connect people to not only a single species at risk, but an entire ecosystem. Photography gives a face to people, species, and environments at risk and provides a platform to been seen and heard.