Jerry Monkman is an outdoor photographer and film maker who specializes in conservation issue affecting the Northeastern U.S.  His work has been used in publications around the world and his images have been used in more than 100 land conservation projects since 2000. He is also the author of 9 books, including The AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography, which won a 2012 National Outdoor Book Award.

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Don Komarechka is a Barrie, Canada based nature & landscape photographer with a passion for photographing the unseen world. From abandoned buildings to swirling stars, lightning to snowflakes, Don’s images convey a sense of curiosity and wonder.

Active in the photographic community, Don is a teacher, author and explorer. Writing a regular column in Outdoor Photography Canada and teaching many nature photography workshops, he’s always willing to share his knowledge and secrets. 

Seeing the world beyond visual perception is a driving force is Don’s photography. His latest project is an in-depth study of snowflakes. From a photographic perspective and with a scientific mind, the images offer a compelling look into a subject we rarely appreciate. Technically challenging and time-consuming to create, Don’s images illustrate that exploring new worlds can happen two feet from your door.

Discover the beauty of these images and the science behind them in Don’s upcoming book “Sky Crystals: Unraveling the Mysteries of Snowflakes” ( ). The book is being crowd-funded until April 30th 2013 – help make the project an even greater success! You can also see more of Don’s work on his website ( )

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Angelo Merendino is an Akron native who has lived in Nashville, Taos and most recently Manhattan. When his wife of 5 months was diagnosed with breast cancer Angelo found that the most effective way to communicate and share their daily challenges was with his camera. The resulting body of work was first exhibited in Cleveland, OH, and has since been shown in New York City, Brooklyn, Rome and Washington DC.

Angelo’s photographs have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, The USA Today and La Repubblica. Online features include The Huffington Post, The New Yorker’s PhotoBooth,’s Photo Blog and

Look at the images from the project by visiting My Wife's Fight With Breast Cancer

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Photojournalist Alexandra Avakian has been published in National Geographic, Time, LIFE, The New York Times Magazine and more. Her photographic and written memoir, Windows of the Soul: My Journeys in the Muslim World, was named as one of American Photo’s year-end 

Her work is currently part of the War/Photography Exhibit being exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. 

Alexandra Avakian recommends the work of Susan Meiselas

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