Contributors


NWNL thanks all who have shared their documentary work on our website:

McCollum, J.B., Nature Photographer, New Jersey
Photos of the Raritan River Basin.

J.B. McCollum is a NJ photographer who spends his free time wading small rivers in the Raritan River Basin with his dogs and with fly rod in hand. J.B. hopes his images will help protect the waterways and woodlands where he spends so much of his life. He has photographed in the Caribbean, the Galapagos Islands, Southeast Asia and across much of the United States, Peru and Argentina. His web site is www.jbmccollum.com.

Monkman, Jerry, Outdoor Photographer, Connecticut
Video of the Connecticut River Basin: The Connecticut River: Partnership for Conservation.

Jerry Monkman, a quintessential New Englander, created this video after two years in the Connecticut Watershed, traveling from its source at the Canadian border to Long Island Sound. His vision is that the basin’s 4.75 million acres of wetland remain undeveloped and protected. As a nature, adventure, travel and conservation photographer, Jerry Monkman and his wife Marci produce editorial stock, commissioned photography and other video projects, conduct workshops, and publish photo guides such as “AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography.” His website is ecophotography.com.

Rainy, Judy, Wildlife Photographer, Kenya
Photos of the Mara River Basin, Kenya: “Wildebeest Migration”.

Judy Rainy has lived in Kenya with her husband Mike for decades, introducing American students and wildlife tourists to the biodiversity of Amboseli National Park and the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Judy and Mike work closely with Maasai community members and have produced in-depth research indexing the presence of species in The Greater Mara Ecosystem to be used as an aid in conservation efforts facing increasing demands for development.

Rademacher, Ted, Conservationist, Ohio
Photos of the Mara River Basin, Tanzania: “Riverine Deforestation”.

After a wildlife safari in Tanzania, Ted visited a nonprofit orphanage that spurred him to want to further tourism as a means to support local communities. He arranged delivery of an airboat to the mouth of the Mara River on Lake Victoria. He now photographs and studies the conditions of that estuary, filled with increasing amounts of papyrus and decreasing amounts of fish.

Reid, Rich, Conservation Photographer, California
Video of the Ventura River Basin: “Watershed Revolution”.

National Geographic photographer Rich Reid spent two years documenting the value of the Ventura River as an independent water supply, unique in Southern California, and capturing the threats the basin faces from floods, fire, drought and a dam. As well, he has been honored for his photographic documentation advocating preservation of the uniquely undeveloped Gaviota Coast in Southern California (Nat Geo, July ’01). In his documentation covering the California water crisis, Rich uses his frequently awarded still, video and time-lapse photography skills. His website is richreidphotography.com.

Riis, Joe, Conservation Photographer, South Dakota
Photos of the Mississippi River Basin: “The Missouri River”,
Essay on the Mississippi River Basin: “The Missouri River Exposed”.

As Joe blends his knowledge of wildlife, conservation and photography, he inspires people to leave room for wildlife to roam. Growing up on the Missouri River, he knew it was more than “brown goo.” After 3 years as a fisheries technician, at age 21 he spent 2 years documenting this long Mississippi River tributary. As he went from its 14,433’ headwaters to its 400’ confluence with the Mississippi in St. Louis, Joe saw the watershed’s beauty and wildlife, as well as its industrial mines, sand pits and dams. Joe’s essay “Missouri River Exposed” details his opinions on managing the Missouri River. Joe’s website includes additional Missouri River imagery, as well as other portfolios.

Weinberg, Jennifer, Portrait Photographer, North Carolina
Photos of the Mississippi River Basin: “Katrina in New Orleans”.

Jennifer Weinberg received her B.A. from Brooks Institute while interning with Alison Jones Photography and then Art Wolfe Photography. Jennifer returned home to New Orleans in 2004, working as a photographer until Hurricane Katrina. She then moved her portraiture and nature photography business to NC. She teaches photography at Duke and NC State Univ., and has exhibited in NYC, Washington DC, Seattle, New Orleans and Raleigh NC.