SheClicks, the community for female photographers that I started in 2018, has launched a podcast that features women in the photographic industry talking about their experiences and what drives them.
In the podcast, called SheClicks Women in Photography, I interview women from the photography business, to gain insight into how they got to where they are now.
The guest in the first episode is Cristina Mittermeier, a widely respected marine biologist, conservationist, photographer and filmmaker. She’s a co-founder of SeaLegacy, a global marketing, education and communication for the agency, which draws on her visual storytelling capability to convey environmental and conservation messages. Along with Paul Nicklen and Chase Teron, Cristina also founded 100 for the Ocean, a print fundraiser for ocean conservation.
In addition, Cristina is a Sony imaging ambassador, the recipient of the first SheClicks Lifetime Achievement Award and was the first female photographer to reach over 1 million followers on Instagram.
In the first episode, Cristina explains the thinking behind the formation of 100 for the Ocean and how the team called upon fellow photographers to contribute images to sell as prints to raise money. She also shares how recognising the power of photography to raise awareness of issues close to her heart led her to switch from being a scientist to becoming a photographer.
In each episode, I also ask the guest six questions from SheClicks members, asking the guest to pick six numbers from one to ten.
Future guests include Kim Grant, a Scottish photographer, photographic workshop leader and Nikon Creative, Rachael Talibart who is best known for her fine art images of the ocean, US-based high-end wedding photographer Makayla Jade Harris, Elke Vogelsang, well known for her dog photography, multi-talented music photographer Christie Goodwin, and world-renowned fashion photography, Lindsay Adler.
The SheClicks Women in Photography podcast is available on all the main podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and via sheclickspodcast.net.
Thanks to Lensbaby, and in support of 100 for the Ocean, listeners have to opportunity to win one of Cristina Mittermeier’s prints.