Cristina Mittermeier - Water's Edge
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Standing at the Water's Edge

  • Cristina Mittermeier, Marine Biologist and Photographer

Photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier knows the power of water: the power to give life when it is respected, and the power to destroy when it is misused. During her time with the Kayapó people in the Amazon, she documented a society that relied on their local waterway to survive—and found their way of life threatened by a massive new dam. In British Columbia, she found First Nations protecting their sacred headwaters, and in Hawaii, a new community of indigenous peoples seeking to reclaim their connection to the sea. She learned that one concept bound these three disparate communities together: “Enoughness,” or taking only that which you need.

 

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Cristina Mittermeier
About the speaker
Cristina Mittermeier, Marine Biologist and Photographer

Cristina is a Mexican-born marine biologist and photographer specializing in conservation issues surrounding the ocean and indigenous cultures.

Speaker Highlights
Cristina was recently recognized as one of the World’s top 40 Most Influential Outdoor Photographers by Outdoor Magazine.
She is a past recipient of the Nature’s Best/Smithsonian Conservation Photographer of the Year award.
Cristina is President and Co-founder of SeaLegacy.
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