Credit: Pablo Shiguango

  • Bruce Farnsworth, PhD

    Based in Berkeley, California

  • Editorial | Documentary | Fine Art
  • Bio-Cultural Studies | Climate | Wildlife

CREDITS include:

  • National Geographic magazine
  • Smithsonian magazine
  • Outdoor Photographer magazine
  • The Nature Conservancy magazine
  • U.S. National Park Service publications
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Harvard's ReVista magazine

  • PhD, Educational Research

  • MA, Environmental Education

    BS, Zoology


As a documentary and conservation photographer, I'm expanding climate-justice work in the U.S. and working with communities in coastal & Amazonian Ecuador.

Graduate studies and extensive fieldwork in Ecuador and the U.S. Northern Plains have led me on wonderful paths of acculturation and learning in rural communities that seek justice for earth, sky and water. With my indigenous lowland Quichua friend and long-time guide Fausto, we've begun educational photo tours to our favorite locations in Amazonian Ecuador.

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, I enjoy walks along the coast 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 the tall grasses that trace circles in the sand.

Wherever I work, I strive to create a diversity of images that interpret ecological significance and promote the local, cultural and generational values of a place.