Shooting from the Heart is Blue Earth’s self-published resource manual, designed to help photographers develop their personal projects.

Shooting from the Heart (PDF) - 7.5MB

Project Photographer Support
Summary of direct services Blue Earth provides sponsored projects

Resource Directory
Suggested resources for project photographers and others interested in learning about project photography

Photography Organizations
Photography Schools
Indigenous Peoples Organizations

Blue Earth requires project photographers to include a Blue Earth logo at all public events.

The logo must be the following blue at all times:
Pantone: 302 coated, 80 %.
RGB: R51, G107, B136
CMYK: C80, M20, Y0, K40

BEA Logo (TIFF) - 35MB

BEA Logo (JPEG) - 120KB

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News and Events

  • Fracking project published

    Report and articles spotlight fracking impacts More »

  • Call For Entries: January 20, 2016

    Blue Earth's next project submission deadline is January 20, 2016. Blue Earth supports project through fiscal sponsorship. More »

  • Mountain Caribou Accepted as Blue Earth Project

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  • Greg Constantine receives National Endowment for Democracy Grant

    Greg Constantine has received another prestigious National Endowment for Democracy grant for his project "Nowhere people." More »

  • Matt Black awarded 2015 W. Eugene Smith Grant

    NEW YORK, NY (September 14, 2015) – Documentary photojournalist Matt Black tonight was named the recipient of the 2015 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography during a ceremony at The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. More »

  • Collaborations for Cause to be held April 15-16, 2016 in Seattle

    We are pleased to announce that our next Collaborations for Cause 2016 will be April 15-16, 2016 in Seattle. We are hard at work lining up the programming and will update you when as the date gets closer. More »

  • Social Advocacy Workshop with Peter DiCampo

    Peter DiCampo, will be giving a 4 day workshop on Social Advocacy at the Photographic Center Northwest. The workshop dates are Nov. 7-8, 21-22. More »

  • Wild Speak scheduled for November 16, 2015

    Wild Speak is a one-day event which will feature presentations from some of the world’s leading conservation photographers, environmental funders and scientists. More »

  • Cuba: Black and White published by Steidi

    Anna Mia Davidson’s new book, Cuba: Black and White, will be published by Steidl this December. Blue Earth sponsored her Cuba project. An exhibit of Anna’s Cuba prints will be held at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles Dec. 10-Jan. 18th. More »

  • PIX 2015 Blue Earth Speakers and Exhibit

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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 »

Featured Projects

  • David Moskowitz
    Mountain Caribou

    A Visual Journey into the Imperiled World of an Endangered Species More »

  • 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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