Cristina Mittermeier. Photo by Paul NicklenCristina Mittermeier

Cristina is a Mexican marine biologist who specializes in conservation issues surrounding fisheries and aquaculture. She has been a writer and a photographer for the past 15 years and is a Sony Artisan of Imagery - one of only seven photographers in the world chosen to represent SONY®.

Her work centers on the intimate intersection between humans and the ocean and the fragile balance between human well-being and healthy marine ecosystems. She has edited and co-edited over 20 coffee-table books on conservation issues and her work has been published in prestigious scientific publications like Science and Nature as well as in more popular publications and magazines. In addition to her achievements as a photographer, she is a writer, a photo editor, an engaging public speaker, and a photographic curator.

Until recently she was the President of the International League of Conservation Photographers; an organization she founded and directed for 6 years. She was recently recognized as one of the World’s top 40 Most Influential Outdoor Photographers and is the recipient of the 2011 Nature’s Best/Smithsonian Conservation Photographer of the Year award and the North American Nature Photographer’s Association 2010 Mission Award.

A Selection of her work and further information can be found on Cristina Mittermeier's website.