170109-jbl07063_600pixJustin Black (b. 1973) is a photographer and explorer from Washington, DC. A leader in his field, his photographs have been published widely and featured in numerous exhibitions around the U.S. and abroad, from the UK and Germany to Los Angeles and the United States Capitol. Several exhibitions of his work have been hosted at Mountain Light Gallery, founded by world-renowned adventurer Galen Rowell. Formerly executive director of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), Black has contributed photography in support of conservation campaigns to protect threatened landscapes and ecosystems from British Columbia to Brazil, and from California’s Sierra Nevada to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, in collaboration with conservation organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Panthera, the Sierra Club, Conservation International, National Parks Conservation Association, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the Wild Foundation. His images are featured prominently in books supporting conservation initiatives, such as Freshwater: the essence of life (iLCP), and Our National Parks: America’s Natural Heritage (Earth in Focus Editions). Among his editorial clients are the National Geographic Society, Sierra, Sunset, American PhotoRock & Ice, Nature Conservancy, Huffington Post, and major newspapers in the USA and Europe. He is a regular contributor of feature articles to Outdoor Photographer magazine, whose editors have referred to him as a “photo safari expert.” Other activities have included curating selection of the Top 40 Nature Photographs of all time on behalf of Christie’s auction house, Conservation International, and ILCP, as well as serving as an Executive Producer on the award-winning documentary film, Headhunt Revisited: with brush, canvas, and camera. Black’s editioned prints are available directly from the artist, and are also represented by The G2 Gallery in Los Angeles and The Art of Wild in Europe. His company, Visionary Wild, has achieved a superlative reputation for delivering world-class photography travel and education experiences for passionate photographers, with instructors selected from among Black’s leading professional peers.