Beth Wald’s award winning photography documents cultures and environments at risk; she is particularly interested in telling stories about how traditional cultures around the world are struggling to survive as they face environmental degradation and rapid social change. This work has taken her around the world – she has made numerous journeys to Afghanistan to photograph remote mountain tribes and most recently documented threats posed to indigenous people and fragile ecosystems in the Amazon.
Beth Wald has over twenty years experience photographing for many publications, including National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside and many others, and commercial clients such as Nikon, Patagonia and The North Face. Beth has also partnered with organizations including the Wildlife Conservation Society, Panthera, Conservación Patagonica and others to produce photo stories and video for use in outreach, education and local empowerment.
Beth has given workshops for Nikon, and developed and taught environmental photojournalism workshops to to Afghan photographers for the United Nations. She received the prestigious Rowell Award in recognition for her photographic art and her commitment to the places and people that inspire her, and is a member of The Photo Society, National Geographic Creative, and Aurora Photos.
Beth Wald speaks English, Spanish, and a smattering of Russian, and lives in Boulder, Colorado and Quito, Ecuador when not on assignment.