Esha Chiocchio is a photographer and filmmaker who uses her combined knowledge of visual storytelling and sustainable communities to inspire social change. An optimistic realist, she focuses on solutions to societal and environmental challenges. Good Earth, her current project, is a multimedia collaboration that features the work of agrarians from diverse sectors who are revitalizing land through regenerative practices. She has photographed around the world for publications, non-profits, and commercial clients, including National Geographic, Bonefish Grill, and Jardins du Monde. Esha studied and worked at Santa Fe Workshops before launching her photo career and is excited to give back to the SFW community.
In addition to teaching with Santa Fe Workshops, Esha has taught photography to high school students on four continents with the Fredric Roberts Photography Workshops. She also teaches climate and environmental programs through the Santa Fe Watershed Association and serves on the board of the New Mexico chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers. Esha’s photography has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in France, South Korea, Mali, Washington, DC, and Santa Fe. She has BAs in Anthropology and French from the University of Colorado, a Masters in Sustainable Communities from Goddard College, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa.