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Blue Earth believes documentary photography can inspire positive change. We support visual storytelling on critical environmental and social issues through direct assistance to photographers and a collaborative community of professionals.

News and Events

  • Call For Entries Deadline: January 20th, 2015.

    Calling all documentary filmmakers and photographers! Blue Earth’s next application deadline is January 20th, 2015. More »

  • Sinai: Landscape and Nature in Egypt’s Wilderness. Published.

    Blue Earth photographer Omar Attum’s book on the Sinai Wilderness has been published by The American University in Cairo Press. More »

  • Collaborations For Cause Videos

    Videos from Collaborations For Cause retreat are now online. Included in this initial selection are videos of the panels and presentations from the weekend events. Interviews with the conference speakers about their work will be coming soon. More »

  • Register for Collaborations for Cause Today

    Collaborations for Cause begins next Thursday. Join the scores of professional story-tellers who've already reserved their seats. Prepare to be informed and inspired and ready to network with other people and organizations that are changing the world through visual storytelling. Space is going quickly so reserve your seat today. Already coming? Please spread the word to your community and colleagues. More »

  • Blue Earth Accepts Seven Projects for 2014

    We are proud to announce the acceptance of seven new documentary projects for Blue Earth sponsorship since January 2014. Everyone at Blue Earth, including our members without whom Blue Earth would not exist, wishes to congratulate our new project photographers! We very much look forward to working together to further their efforts to educate the public about these pressing issues. More »

  • Collaborations for Cause Early Registration Discount Extended Through September 15, 2014

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  • July 2014 Project Submission Suspended

    The next new project submission will be held January 2015. Blue Earth is currently going through a strategic planning process. During this process, we are suspending our July 2014 new project submissions. More »

  • Collaborations for Cause to be held September 25-27th

    Presented by Blue Earth, the third annual Collaborations For Cause conference brings together nonprofits, photographers, change-makers, and communications professionals to discuss the collaborative future of storytelling. New this year is a special private screening and reception on Thursday night and two different pre-conference workshops in the days preceding the event. During the two day conference participants will hear case studies from award-winning visual storytellers, attend compelling panel discussions, participate and contribute in break-out sessions, and learn from a series of keynote speakers. More »

  • Collaborations for Cause coming to Seattle in September

    Blue Earth’s annual Collaborations for Cause conference will be held September 26-27, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The two-day event brings together nonprofits, photographers, change-makers, and communications professionals to discuss the collaborative future of storytelling. Ticket sales will open in early June. Stay tuned! More »

  • IVOH to Host Mindful Media Summit

    Images & Voices of Hope will host the Mindful Media Summit and Retreat in the Catskill Mountains of New York from June 26 – 29. More »

  • Howard Chapnick Grant Now Open for Entries

    Howard Chapnick Grant Now Open for Entries. The $5,000 grant is rewarded to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing, research, education and management. More »

  • Annie Marie Musselman Book Signing

    Annie Marie Musselman will be signing copies of her book, Finding Trust, at the Elliot Bay Book Company in Seattle at 5pm on 4/26/2014. You can pre-order a copy of the book through Elliot Bay Book Company. More »

  • Tom Reese to speak at the Port of Seattle

    An artist reception will be held for Choosing Hope: Reclaiming the Duwamish River at the Port of Seattle on Thursday, March 27th from 5-7pm. To attend the event you can RSVP by March 25th at: More »

  • Rob Badger Selected For WPY Book

    Rob Badger’s 2009 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) award winning wildflower landscape (category: Wild Places) is one of 200 images selected to be included in their 50th Anniversary book. More »

  • Michael Forster Rothbart In The News

    Michael Forster Rothbart, Blue Earth project After Chernobyl, After Fukushima, has been busy speaking about his new book Would You Stay?, which focuses on communities near major nuclear accident sites and the individuals who chose to remain. More »

  • Sarah Fretwell At TEDxSkidRow

    TEDxSkidRow recently featured a talk by Sarah Fretwell, whose work in The Truth Told Project Blue Earth is proud to sponsor.

    Her presentation Unreasonable Activism - A Journey into the Heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo at TEDxSkidRow in Los Angeles last year.  Take a few minutes to learn more about Fretwell’s work in the field directly from the source. More »

  • Gary Braasch, “Climate Change: Is Seeing Believing?”

    In a new article “Climate Change: Is Seeing Believing?” in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Blue Earth project photographer Gary Braasch reviews the multitude of images of climate change, global warming, and research into their effectiveness and provides suggestions for more effective communication. More »

  • Christoph Gielen’s “Ciphers” Released

    “Ciphers,” the latest book from Christoph Gielen’s Blue Earth project Incarcerated Populations was just released by JOVIS Publishers! More »

  • Michael Forster Rothbart's “Would You Stay?” Now Available

    “Would You Stay?” a new book by Blue Earth project photographer Michael Forster Rothbart is now available from TED Books! More »

  • Beltrá And Lenz Win Awards In London

    Congrats to Blue Earth project photographers Daniel Beltrá and Garth Lenz for winning awards at the 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition! Beltrá won Wildlife Photojournalist Award - Runner-up and Lenz was awarded World in Our Hands - Runner-up. More »

  • Samuel James Awarded Getty Grant

    Samuel James, Blue Earth project Niger Delta, has just been awarded a 2013 Getty Grant for Editorial Photography.  James has been working in Niger for the past several years on an extensive documentary engagement with Nigeria, Africa’s most populous and largest oil producing nation. More »

  • New Films For Facing Climate Change

    Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele just launched four new films for Facing Climate Change. Oyster Farmers, Coastal Tribes, Potato Farmers, and Plateau Tribes all explore global climate change through people who live and work in the Pacific Northwest. More »

  • Shooting From The Heart: Photography That Makes A Difference

    Need some help creating your own photographic project? Download a free PDF copy of Blue Earth's highly regarded handbook for photographers developing documentary projects, Shooting From The Heart: Photography That Makes A Difference. More »

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Featured Projects

  • Annie Marie Musselman
    Wolf Haven

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  • Paul Colangelo
    Salvation Fish

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  • Greg Kahn
    3 Millimeters

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  • Matt Eich
    Sin & Salvation In Baptist Town

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  • Filippo Mutani
    Mustang, the last Tibet

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  • Justin Maxon
    Heaven’s Gain

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  • Tim Matsui
    Leaving the Life

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