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Krista Schlyer


About

I am a conservation photographer, researcher and writer, working out of the Washington DC metro area.
Since obtaining a master’s degree in journalism in 1997 with a focus on photojournalism, I have been working as a photographer and writer, contributing stories and photography to magazines, books and websites, including National Parks, Defenders, High Country News, Ranger Rick, National Geographic News, Audubon, The Nature Conservancy and Outdoor Photographer. My stories and other publications have focused on wildlife like the desert tortoise, bison, prairie dog, and larger environmental issues including global warming, migration and freshwater shortages.
Over the past seven years, my work has focused heavily on documenting the US-Mexico borderlands and the changes brought about by US border and immigration policy. 
I am also working on a documentary project on the Anacostia River in Washington D.C., one of the most polluted rivers in the nation. The purpose of this project, similar to the goals of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands project, is to increase awareness of both the resilliance and surprising biodiversity of this ecosystem, and also to highlight the ongoing threats to the watershed and the ability of residents to take an active role in restoration efforts.

I have recently published my second book: Continental Divide: Wildlife, People and the Border Wall with Texas A&M University Press.

Artist Statement/Focus

I am photographer and writer focusing on the intersection between human culture and the natural world. I have been working as a freelance artist for 10 years, publishing in magazines, books, and internet publications, creating multimedia videos and exhibits about wildlife, ecosystems and the relationship of human society to the natural world.

E-mail kris_schly@yahoo.com
Phone 202 213-6215
Web Links Website
Location 3511 Bunker Hill Road
Mount Rainier
20712
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