Bruce Farnsworth, PhD
Based in the San Francisco Bay region
Editorial | Commercial | Travel Wildlife | Sustainability | Coastal California | Amazon Basin
FEATURE & ASSIGNMENT WORK (partial)
- NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
- THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
- CONDE NAST
- TRAVEL & LEISURE
- DISCOVERY CHANNEL
- PhD, Educational Research
- MA, Environmental Education
- BS, Zoology
For most of my life, I've worked outdoors as a photographer, consulting biologist or educator. Today, I'm involved in photography as both a working artist and as an instructor and photographic tourism owner/operator.
Here in my native California, I love a barefoot walk along the sands of Point Reyes National Seashore, a place where I once led tours as an interpretive park ranger. I'm fascinated by the snowy plovers who hide in cup-like depressions on the beach, and how the tall beach grasses bend in the wind to trace circles in the sand.
Graduate studies and documentary work in Ecuador and the U.S. Northern Plains have led me on wonderful paths of learning and acculturation in Native communities that have close relationships with earth, sky and water. It's very fulfilling to make important images in visual stories that are guided by local collaborations.
Wherever I work, I try to create images that interpret ecological significance and promote the cultural and generational values of a place.