Alison M. Jones is a conservation photographer who has documented ecosystems, watersheds and resource management for over 25 years in Africa and the Americas.
While copiloting a small Cessna, she has documented rivers and lake shores. She has trekked past Mt Kilimanjaro’s melting glaciers. She has focused on issues in developing regions of Africa. Thus, Alison began to focus on the availability, quality and usage of freshwater resources. In 2006, she founded No Water No Life® to raise awareness of global water issues by combining the powers of photography and science.
Granted an honorary Masters’ Degree from Brooks Institute of Photography, she is a Senior Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photography and International League of Conservation Writers; Fellow of The Explorers Club, Member and former Director of North American Nature Photography Association. She is a member of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Society of Environmental Journalists, National Arts Club, Society of Women Geographers, PEN America and Aperture. She has served on the Scott Pearlman Field Awards Committee and the Tewksbury Land Trust Board in NJ’s Raritan River Basin. (See Resumé.) After being a founding supporter of Kenya’s Mara Conservancy, she studied forest ecology and watershed management at Columbia University’s Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, where she wrote a 103-page “Proposed Management Plan for Ethiopia’s Nech Sar National Park” (PDF, 16 MB — low-res PDF, 4 MB). Her images are found in magazines, television, books, workshops, lectures, and exhibits.