Award highlights use of photography in conservation efforts.
The NANPA Foundation is pleased to announce that Alison M. Jones of New York City, New York is the recipient of the 2015 Philip Hyde Environmental Grant for her work illustrating current threats to freshwater systems and proposing sound management policies and solutions to six chosen watersheds in North America and Northeastern Africa. This $2,500 peer-reviewed grant is awarded annually to an individual member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) who is actively pursuing completion of an environmental project.
Ms. Jones’s project will focus on the translation of interviews with local stakeholders during the more than 30 photographic expeditions that have been conducted to the six watershed locations. The project’s main goal is to raise awareness of the vital importance of freshwater resources, the perils of watershed degradation, and opportunities for sustainable resource management. More information on Ms. Jones and the project is available at www.nowater-nolife.org.
Since 1999, the Philip Hyde Environmental Grant has been made possible by individual donations to the NANPA Foundation. It is awarded by the NANPA Foundation to a NANPA member who is actively pursuing a peer-reviewed environmental project that is consistent with the missions of NANPA and the NANPA Foundation.
This grant was named for Philip J. Hyde who was the primary conservation photographer for the Sierra Club and became known for his color images of Western landscapes that became a weapon against environmental degradation. Photographers receiving the grant are following in his footsteps of environmental protection through photography.
The NANPA Foundation develops, supports and implements nature photography projects jointly with the North American Nature Photography Association and other organizations. It initiates, partners, operates, and generates funding for projects that advance awareness of and appreciation for nature through photography. For information about the NANPA Foundation, visit its website at www.nanpafoundation.org. For information about NANPA, visit www.nanpa.org.