FEATURED PROJECTS

MULTI-MEDIA VISUAL STORYTELLING

WE WORK WITH FARMERS, LAND TRUSTS, INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ACADEMICS, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES, ARTISTS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND SOCIAL IMPACT BRANDS.

A man in a hat is standing in the water.
A woman holding a banner in a parade.

OUR STYLE IS FIELD-BASED, DOCUMENTARY-INSPIRED AND DEEPLY COLLABORATIVE

STORYMAP MEDIA FOR AVI KWA AME NATIONAL MONUMENT CAMPAIGN

We collaborated with Conservation Lands Foundation to create a series of photos and short video clips to build a Story Map website to promote the protection of these sacred lands. Interviews from Fort Mojave tribal members as well as local organizers and politicians were documented to help contextualize the importance of Avi Kwa Ame and the surrounding ancestral lands.

Avi Kwa Ame National Monument, Conserving Public Lands
Community ALLIANCE WITH FAMILY FARMERS

The film was meant to document both the personal experience of each farmer as well as sharing educational tips on how to deal with such a difficult situation. The goal was to hold space for both the trauma of living through the experience of a wildfire as well as sharing important information for farmers to become more resilient to a wildfire event.

California alliance of family farmers wildfire preperation
REWILDING PALISADES RANCH

We worked with the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) to help spread the word about one of their biggest and most important projects to date. MDLT is taking on the amazing task of rewilding Palisades Ranch for many different reasons. Palisades Ranch is a rare gem of rich habitat and biodiversity with so much ecological value for the west Mojave region. Palisades Ranch supports approximately 10 vegetation communities that collectively contain 191 plant species.

A biologist in a hat exploring biodiversity in the Mojave River.
CAJA DEL RIO STORYMAP

The Caja del Rio Plateau is more than 106,000 acres of stunning landscape managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service. We worked with Conservation Lands Foundation and New Mexico Wild to create a story map campaign to raise awareness and protect the region from destructive development.

Supporting Human Rights in Central America

This collaboration focused on immersive, deep storytelling to explore the issue of displacement in several communities in and around San Salvador. The deliverables included a short film and photographs that supported Cristosal in visually portraying the circumstances of the population they serve most.

A man on a bicycle.
Healing Art Missions

The visual tools created for the NGO Healing Art Missions were made while on location in Dumay Haiti for two weeks. A series of photo essays depicting life at the healthcare clinic was created by documenting working days at the clinic as well as following a patient to their home to help contextualize the client that Healing Art Mission serves. While on location at the clinic a Cholera outbreak occurred with a complex response by the organization’s employees and partners that was documented.

A woman holding a baby in front of a house.
Grow What You Love Book Project

Collaborated with blogger and author Emily Murphy to create lush, garden centered images for her book Grow What You Love published by Firefly. Shot on location in Marin County showcasing how organic, home gardening can transform your kitchen and life.  As seen on NBC’s Today Show.

Grow What You Love Gardening Book Project Marin California
THE HUMANITIES INSTITUTE
PUBLIC FELLOWSHIP

This film helped to showcase how universities can work with graduate students and partner organizations to make this type of training available to students on other campuses. The film focused on how these opportunities enrich students’ scholarship and prepares them to pursue diverse careers and also benefit partner organizations both locally and around the world.

MARINE MICROBIAL ECOLOGY GROUP

We created a film with this lab to showcase research in their laboratory group that focuses on how microorganisms control the availability of nitrogen, a critical element in all life as we know it. Nitrogen, a major plant nutrient, is transformed from one form to another by microorganisms, and moves between habitats.

UCSC marine ecology lab
Sustainable Tourism and Artisans in the Andes

We loved collaborating with this organization on location in Peru creating a set of images to be used on Awamaki’s website and social media channels to help gain support and visually portray the work of the organization and the communities that it supports.

A woman in traditional clothing walking down a trail in the mountains.
Women in Science Discovering Our Mojave

Our team spent time in the field with the interns documenting their research and process to create a short film detailing the program, the interns experience and supporting the hope that the areas the women are conducting field research might be designated as a Dark Night Sky Sanctuary. The film also fulfilled a visual and outreach component of the grant given to fund the project through the Mojave Desert Land Trust.

Women in Science Discovering Our Mojave (WISDOM)
SCIENCE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Visual storytelling as a collaboration between the University of California, Santa Cruz and the Science Internship Program. A film and set of photographs highlighting the experience of high school students from around the world participating in STEM real world, hands on research.

Edible Monterey Bay

Time spent at Windmill Farms and the beautiful mountain home of Ronald Donkervoort for a recent article published in Edible Monterey Bay. We have been collaborating with the talented Emily of Kin + Kitchen on a series of farmer profiles and recipes. Read more below and be sure to visit the full article on Edible Monterey Bay’s website.

A man standing in a field with a shovel.