NANPA was built and is sustained by hundreds of volunteers who give cumulatively thousands of hours each year to the programs that you love and administrative tasks that enable NANPA to meet your needs.
NANPA volunteers include a wide range of individuals interested in nature photography. Some are long-time NANPA members who have held volunteer leadership roles since the organization’s founding while others are new members with the same passion and complementary skills to move the organization into the future.
Sean is fighting for your intellectual property rights as co-chair of NANPA’s Advocacy Committee, including the CASE Act, an effort to provide photographers and other artists with a small claims court for copyright infringement proceedings. But that’s nowhere near all that Sean does for NANPA. He is also active on the Conservation Committee, Ethics Committee, and contributes to our blog and handbook series.
Beyond NANPA, Sean is a Texas-based nature and conservation photographer. He has been featured in Professional Photographer Magazine, and CBS News recently named Sean one of 10 emerging artists in the Dallas area. His work has been widely circulated in a variety of publications, fine art collections, and large-scale installations across the country.
Read more of Sean’s thoughts on viral images and photographer licensing in our blog archive.
Wendy is one of the photographers who has truly shaped NANPA’s annual Showcase competition, and she continues to advocate for increased exposure for winning photographers. Her “Photo Contest Secrets Revealed” webinar, short video tips, and archived blog posts can help you strategically plan your next photo contest entry. Additionally, she is a contributor to NANPA’s handbook Make It Work: The Business of Nature Photography.
It’s no coincidence that Wendy organizes NANPA’s biggest annual contest. She was the first woman to win Grand Prize in BBC’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Together with her husband (now deceased) Bob Rozinski, Wendy published 15 books, compiled more than 300,000 stock images of nature and wildlife, and received multiple fellowships, grants, and awards for conservation photography. She now serves as photography editor at Cloud Ridge Publishing.
Kika participated in NANPA’s College Scholarship Program in 2015 while working towards her PhD in ecology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2018-2020 she served on the High School Program Committee and is now serving a three-year term on NANPA’s Board of Directors which began July 1, 2020.
Outside of NANPA, Kika is founder of Impact Media Lab, where she helps scientists and science organizations find the compelling stories in their research. Her goal is to bring the same rigor, creativity, and experimentation to the business of communication that scientists bring to the business of research.
NANPA’s Advocacy Committee has devoted much of the past three years to the CASE Act and other advocacy efforts for artists’ copyright protection.
and Jane Halperin, Committee Co-Chairs
NANPA’s Awards Committee manages the nomination, selection, and conferring process for a number of achievement and service awards, including the prestigious NANPA Lifetime Achievement Award and brand new Outstanding Young Nature Photographer Award.
Ted Moreno, Committee Chair
Kathy Adams Clark
COLLEGE PROGRAM COMMITTEE
NANPA’s College Program Committee works to provide 12 college students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make personal contacts with top pros and industry leaders while participating in a field-based storytelling program that mixes nature photography, videography, and marketing.
and Michele Westmorland,
The Conservation Committee is one of NANPA’s oldest committees. They help you learn about conservation photography, get started on a conservation project, and support and promote conservation projects by NANPA members. The Conservation Committee helps select the recipient of the Philip Hyde Grant.
Dave Huth and
In 2019 the Conservation Committee released NANPA’s Conservation Photography handbook, an e-book featuring how-to help for getting started in conservation photography, tips for working with scientists, strategies for using photography in storytelling, and more. LEARN MORE OR DOWNLOAD NOW >
The Ethics Committee gathers, disseminates, and promotes information on ethical issues in nature photography. The committee periodically issues position statements, guidelines, and suggestions to help nature photographers navigate complex issues. Many leading nature publications rely on the committee’s “Truth in Captioning Statement” as a training tool for field staff.
Jennifer Leigh Warner,
The Ethics Committee maintains and promotes NANPA’s Truth in Captioning Statement, which is used by publications including Audubon to train field staff.
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
The High School Program Committee oversees a week-long learning opportunity in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for high school students interested in learning about nature photography, biodiversity, and using photography to tell stories.
The History Committee develops guidelines, conducts interviews, and manages NANPA’s archives with the intent to compile, preserve, and promote NANPA’s history and the history of nature photography in general.
and Shirley Nuhn,
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
The Marketing Communications Committee develops and implements NANPA’s communications and marketing efforts, including emails, websites, blog, social media, and contests (including Showcase). Volunteers are particularly essential to NANPA’s Daily Feature and Takeover programs on Instagram as well as daily moderation of NANPA’s popular public Facebook Group.
FACEBOOK GROUP ADMINS
Learn from the pros
NANPA members can access the recorded webinar, “An Introduction to Manual Marketing on Instagram,” by professional photographer Alyce Bender, a co-curator of NANPA’s Instagram account.
The Nominations Committee builds a pool of leadership candidates, vets and nominates qualified Board of Directors candidates, and seek approval of nominees for election.
Don Carter, Committee Chair
Karen Ann Sullivan
REGIONAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
The Regional Events Committee reviews proposals and selects… See what they’ve selected for late 2020 and beyond.
Tom Richardson, Committee Chair
The Summit/Celebration Committee plans the signature events for NANPA.
Kathy Adams Clark, Committee Chair
Mary Louise Ravese
Upper Falls at Cascade Falls
© Jagandha (Sastry) Karra
Kathy Adams Clark
Jagandha (Sastry) Karra
Bob Coates photo
© Dennis Chamberlain
Jennifer Leigh Warner
Kathy Adams Clark
Jennifer Leigh Warner
Beach stones © Wendy Shattil
Board of Directors
Last but certainly not least, NANPA’s Board of Directors provides vision, direction, and oversight that makes the programs, events, groups, and opportunities that you depend on possible.
Tom Haxby, President
Don Carter, Vice President
Bruce Haley, Treasurer
Gordon Illg, Past-President