Brenda Berry is a professional photographer whose work supports many nonprofit organizations. The goal of her work is to share the stories of threatened environmentsand overlooked people the world over. She has been employed in a wide variety of positions focusing on nature, environmental portraiture and travel. Her lifelong passion for photography has enabled her to track endangered gorillas in Uganda, spend days on lobstering boats, and teach deaf students in Nicaragua.
Brenda makes her home in the Pacific Northwest and has a particular affinity for working harbors, old growth forests, a rugged coast and the critters and people who call it home. She has been collaborating with the Sitka Conservation Society for many years, providing images to help protect the Tongass Forest and the wild salmon who spawn there. Her relationship with conservation efforts in Alaska will inform this workshop.
Brenda’s work has been selected for juried exhibitions, solo shows, published in newspapers and books, including The Lobstering Life and Maine Coast Memories with her frequent collaborator David Middleton. A dedicated teacher, known for her friendliness and contagious enthusiasm, Brenda takes pride in helping students intimidated by the technology of digital photography learn to overcome their challenges in order to express their unique creative vision.