I am a conservation photographer, filmmaker, and writer, and while I have written ten books and directed two feature-length documentary films, you will usually find me shooting nature and outdoor lifestyle imagery (stills and video) for non-profit, editorial, and commercial clients. My images, books, and films have told adventure- and conservation-themed stories for more than 20 years for clients such as The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, National Geographic Adventure, L.L. Bean, and Timberland. With my wife Marcy I run EcoPhotography, our Portsmouth, New Hampshire based stock and assignment photo business. In 2022, I started Reel Quest Films to produce my film and video work.
Our books include two National Outdoor Book Award winners: 2012’s The AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography, and 2017’s Outdoor Adventures: Acadia National Park. Our work has appeared in publications worldwide including National Geographic Adventure, Audubon, Men’s Journal, The Washington Post, Outdoor Photographer, and Yankee Magazine. My first feature-length film, The Power of Place, explores the potential impacts of a controversial energy project proposed for New Hampshire, and was an official selection of the 2015 New Hampshire Film Festival. My most-recent new feature-length documentary, The Merrimack: River at Risk, which I directed for The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests premiered on NH PBS on July 23, 2020.
Appalachian Mountain Club, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Manomet, Mt. Washington Observatory, Northeast Wilderness Trust, Kennebec Valley Tourism Council, Open Space Institute, Society for the Protection of NH Forests, The Trust for Public Land, The Wilderness Society, and Outdoor Photographer Magazine.
2020 Maine Tourism Marketing and Promotion Award
2017 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Adventures: Acadia National Park
2017 North American Nature Photography Association’s “Mission Award”
2014 New Hampshire Fish and Game’s “Communications Award of Excellence”
2012 National Outdoor Book Award for The AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography
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
Jerry in the News
October, 2022: Jerry was interviewed about fall foliage photography on the B and H Photography podcast.
October 30, 2020: Jerry was interviewed by landscape photographer Matt Payne on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.
September 30, 2020: Jerry was interviewed by Doug Sparks on The 495 Podcast.
June 28, 2020: Jerry was interviewed by Laura King on her “Artists of New England Podcast”.
November 8, 2018: See Jerry’s interview on ‘207’, WCSH – Channel 6 in Portland Maine: https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/local/207/how-does-a-master-of-nature-photography-get-great-shots-persistence/97-612633194
March/April, 2018: Jerry was interviewed and featured in a ten-page spread in Yankee Magazine.
December, 2017: Jerry was interviewed and featured in the inaugural issue of Portsmouth Magazine.
October 8, 2017: Jerry was interviewed about the Northern Pass issue and his film, The Power of Place for an article on IndepthNH.org.
Summer 2017: Jerry was featured on Episode 109 of the PBS series, Weekends with Yankee.
December 2016: Jerry was the featured photographer for the month on NewEngland.com.
Sept./Oct. 2016: Jerry was featured in the article “My Outdoors: Three Experts Reflect on What nature Means to Them” in AMC Outdoors magazine.
June, 2016: Jerry was interviewed by Yankee Magazine editor, Ian Aldrich, about his conservation photo work and his work in Acadia National Park: https://youtu.be/IJMbT7xXDPI
April 2, 2016: Jerry’s personal work was mentioned by Photoshelter CEO Andrew Fingerman in his guest blog post on photo marketing on the ASMP Website, titled The Secret Sauce is You.
September 22, 1015: The Power of Place was selected to be screened in the 2015 New Hampshire Film Festival.
July 26, 2015: Jerry was recently awarded the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Communications Award of Excellence.” You can read about it in this article.
April 10, 2015: The Portsmouth, NH screening of Jerry’s film, The Power of Place, was covered in The Portsmouth Herald.
April 6, 2015: Jerry was interviewed by David Johnston on The Photography Roundtable podcast.
April 1, 2015: Jerry was interviewed about The Power of Place by The Sound.
June 23, 2013: Jerry and his film, The Power of Place, were profiled in this article in the Portsmouth Herald.
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. Now online at: http://video.nhptv.org/video/2364991244/
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/
March, 2012 issue of New Hampshire Magazine.
November 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/