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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

  • PIX 2015 Blue Earth Speakers and Exhibit

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  • Summer Submission Deadline July 20th, 2015

    We are looking for your best work! Our summer call for entries is open through July 20th and you still have time to submit your projects for consideration. More »

  • Give Big With The Seattle Foundation

    Today is the day to GIVE BIG! Today your contributions and gifts through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBig event will provide Blue Earth with the support we need to continue to support our project photographers and their important work. More »

  • Blue Earth Accepts 3 New Projects

    We are proud to introduce you to three new projects which have been accepted for Blue Earth sponsorship.  We are thrilled to announce these collections of compelling work and would like to congratulate our new project photographers and welcome them to the Blue Earth community. More »

  • Matsui Awarded First Prize, Long Feature, at World Press Photo 2015

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  • 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 »

  • 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

  • Alasdair Turner
    Ross Island and the Future of the McMurdo Sound Region

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  • Michael Hanson
    Between River and Sea

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  • Bruce Farnsworth
    Fracking: Forgotten on the Bakken

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