About Jerry Monkman and EcoPhotography
Jerry Monkman is a conservation, travel, and adventure photographer and filmmaker based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Known for his conservation work in New England’s wild places, he has spent the last twenty years artfully documenting the mountains, forests, and coastlines that define the region. Since 2000, he has created photography for more than 120 land conservation projects in New England. In 2002, he was awarded a communications award by the Northern Forest Alliance in recognition of his “vision and excellence in chronicling the story of the Northern Forest through photography.” Staying true to his mission of “promoting ecological awareness through creative photography,” his images have contributed to raising awareness and funds to protect a diverse collection of wild places, from a small Connecticut trout stream not far from New York City, to New Hampshire’s Great Bay, to Maine’s Katahdin Lake in the Northern Forest. With his wife Marcy he runs EcoPhotography, his stock and assignment business that services editorial, commercial, and non-profit clients.
BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS
The Monkmans are the authors of nine books, including “Wild Acadia” which was named a top photo book of 2007 by Shutterbug Magazine. Their newest book, The AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography, was recently named a winner in the instructional category of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Awards. Their work has appeared in publications worldwide including National Geographic Adventure, Audubon, Men’s Journal, The Washington Post, Outdoor Photographer, and Yankee Magazine.
American Forest Foundation, Appalachian Mountain Club, Clean Air-Cool Planet, Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Manomet, Mt. Washington Observatory, Northern Forest Alliance, Open Space Institute, Society for the Protection of NH Forests, The Trust for Public Land, The Wilderness Society, Timberland, and L.L. Bean.
JERRY IN THE NEWS
May 1, 2013: Listen to Jerry’s interview with Mark Godfrey, director of Photography for the Nature Conservancy.
April 26, 2013: Listen to Jerry’s interview on The Candid Frame podcast.
April, 2013: “Windows to the Wild” on New Hampshire Public Television. Jerry hiked with host Willem Lange to the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Zealand Falls Hut, while discussing the ins and outs of photographing fall foliage in the White Mountains.
January, 2013: “The Photographer’s Checklist for Designing an Outstanding Homepage” on the Photoshelter blog: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/01/the-photographers-checklist-for-designing-an-outstanding-homepage/
December, 2012: Interview on Nik Radio: http://www.niksoftware.com/teamnik/usa/entry.php?view=nik_radio%2Fusa_main.shtml
March, 2012 issue of New Hampshire Magazine: http://www.nhmagazine.com/home/951975-101/new-hampshires-hidden-places.html
Novermber 11, 2011: Interview on ProNaturePhotographer.com: http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/11/interview-with-outdoor-adventure-photographer-jerry-monkman/
May 10, 2010: “Working with NGO’s” on the Photoshelter Business of Photography blog: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2010/05/photography-business-working-with-ngos/
2010-2012 Board Member, North American Nature Photography Association
2009 USPS 72 cent Stamp
2007 Featured in 50 States/50 Photographers in Photo District News
2012 National Outdoor Book Award for The AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography