National Geographic Photographer
Australian photographer Jason Edwards is the face of National Geographic Channel’s Pure Photography. Jason began his career as a wildlife and natural history photographer at the Melbourne Zoo, where he spent 11 years working as a carnivore and primate husbandry specialist for the Zoological Board of Victoria. He has photographed in dozens of countries, his commissioned assignments having taken him to every continent in the world.
His work has appeared in hundreds of publications, including National Geographic magazine, Australian Geographic, Sports Illustrated, BBC Wildlife Magazine, the New Yorker, and Conde Nast Traveler. He has authored and photographed two children’s science education books. His images have appeared in numerous advertising, tourism, and environmental campaigns; in electronic video games; and even in Hollywood blockbusters.
Jason’s reputation for self-reliance and his ability to adapt has seen him placed on assignment in some of the world’s most remote areas. He is highly regarded for his wildlife and remote landscape photography and also for his images of indigenous peoples. His passion in this arena has seen Jason document displaced tribes in the Congo; the lives of the men at the world's largest shipbreaking yards in Alang, India; and the environmental impact by communities on the Amazon rain forest. In 2003 National Geographic presented Jason’s Alang material in Perpignan, France, at the prestigious Visa Pour L'Image photojournalism festival. In 2004 he was awarded the inaugural Pursuit of Excellence Award by the Australian Geographic Society, "For his extreme efforts and absolute commitment to obtaining rare and amazing photographs.”
$7,690 to $16,840
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