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Bruce Farnsworth Photography
Grand Forks, ND 58203 USA
Telephone (701) 610-8077
Feature & Assignment work (partial list):
Amazon Headwaters: Locals Working Toward the Global
Please visit the new website RainforestStories.org for this long-term documentary project which benefits from 501(c)(3) status provided by the Blue Earth (Seattle, WA). This project is dedicated to promoting community-based success stories in the rainforests of the upper Amazon basin.
Bringing a multi-perspectival approach:
Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Research
M.A., Environmental Education
B.S., Field Zoology
Art Education & Media Teaching Licenses
Ecuadorian Rivers Institute
USFWS 10(a) Endangered Species permitted
Center for the Interpretation of Amazonian Ecuador
Former Park Ranger, National Park Service
Point Reyes National Seashore
Interpretive Photography Exhibits
Ecuador National Park Service
National Audubon Society
San Diego Museum of Natural History
U.S. National Park Service
Yasuní National Park
World EXPO (Hannover, Germany)
Graduate studies in Ecuador led me on a process of acculturation into communities closer to nature, simpler and more intimate. The best experiences today continue to be my collaborations with fellow biologists and lingering with lowland Quichua friends on invitations to join their community work parties or "mingas."
My photography focuses on place-based and cultural understandings of wilderness environments. As a visual artist and conservationist, I'm respond most to textures, and design elements that accompany images with ecological significance or story-telling value. My educational research examines the visual narrative as well.
I'm grateful to the indigenous federations and community-based conservation groups who have facilitated my work and I enjoy donating visual media to assist them. It's also great joy to mentor young photographers as well.
I'm motivated by intense curiosity and a deep appreciation for nature. I work hard to create aesthetically pleasing images that interpret meaningful concepts. Please click on the "CAPTION" tab below the portfolio images to learn the story behind each scene.
I hope these photographs remind you of how much nature sustains us.