VITAL IMPACTS - I'd be honored to join your team!

I’m Nikki, a commercial photographer and aspiring photojournalist in Northern California.

I’ve long admired the remarkable conservation efforts led by your photography, Ami, and it would be an absolute honor to learn from you directly.

With almost 20 years of professional photography experience, I recently shifted my focus toward environmental storytelling and social justice issues, which resonate deeply with me.

In 2020, I started collaborating with organizations such as the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and We Animals Media, covering disasters like the Caldor Fire and floods in California and how they affect farmed animals, and environmental campaigns in Mexico advocating for the plight of the Vaquita. Additionally, I’ve been actively involved with an NGO in Guatemala for the past two years, contributing to education initiatives in rural communities.

My ultimate goal is to elevate my commercial photography endeavors to fund impactful photojournalism projects. Despite being an established photographer in my early 40s, breaking into photojournalism has proven challenging. However, my passion for creating positive change through impactful imagery has never been stronger. I would relish the opportunity to learn firsthand from Ami about photojournalism’s business side and how to translate environmental ideas into published actions successfully.

Antarctica has always been a dream destination for me, offering a canvas to capture both its breathtaking landscapes and the urgent environmental challenges it faces. Showcasing these areas is pivotal in driving change.

With my adaptability, positivity, and collaborative spirit, I am confident in my ability to contribute effectively to your team. I am eager to discuss further how I can align with your mission or contribute to future projects.

Thank you for considering my application. I eagerly anticipate speaking with you more and potentially joining your expedition!

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