Krista Schlyer is an award-winning photographer and writer focusing on conservation, biodiversity and public lands. She has worked throughout North America, from the arid lands of the American West to the urban rivers of Washington DC, and is drawn to the cause of underdogs, prairie dogs, and all things wild. Schlyer is a Senior Fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers and winner of the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, National Outdoor Book Award, and Vision Award from the North American Nature Photographers Association.
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Since obtaining a master’s degree in journalism in 1997, Schlyer has been contributing stories and photography to magazines, books and websites, including BBC, National Parks, Defenders, High Country News, Audubon, and The Nature Conservancy. Her stories and other publications have focused on wildlife like the desert tortoise, bison, prairie dog, and larger environmental issues including global warming, wildlife migration corridors and urban waterways.
Over the past eight years, Schlyer’s work has focused heavily on documenting the US-Mexico borderlands and the changes brought about by US border and immigration policy. This project has included leading a 17-member expedition along the entire 2,000-mile border with fellow photographers in the International League of Conservation Photographers. Schlyer curated a traveling exhibit from that expedition that has shown throughout the United States, including shows in the US House and Senate.
She has also published a book about the borderlands titled Continental Divide: Wildlife, People and the Border Wall, which has received national recognition, including the National Outdoor Book Award for 2013 and the “Best of the Best” of university presses honor from the American Library Association.
Schlyer is also the author of two other books, including Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks and Nonsense, scheduled for release in October 2015.
NANPA Vision Award, 2015
Sierra Club Ansel Adams Conservation Photography Award, 2014
Review of Continental Divide in High Country News
Review of Continental Divide in Outdoor Photographer
Review of Continental Divide in the Tucson Weekly
Recommendation of Continental Divide by the Texas Observer
Review of Continental Divide by the Society of Environmental Journalists
Review of Continental Divide by WildPlanet
Recommendation by Get Out Chattanooga
Television news story on Americas Now
Included in 7 Books all Outdoor Photographers Should Read
Profile of Krista on National Geographic website
Interview with Krista on GreenSense
- January 27: Stegner Lecture in Salt Lake City about the US-Mexico Borderlands
- February 20, Almost Anywhere book reading and launch party at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, Maryland. 6pm.
- March 12: Tucson Book Festival. Presenting Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks and Nonsense.
- March 28: Lecture on the US-Mexico border at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
- April 10, Houston Book Festival
- February 12, Tucson, Arizona: Borderlands book talk and slideshow presentation for the Sierra Club Rincon Group
- February 13, Tucson, Arizona: Borderlands book talk and slideshow presentation at the Borderlands Brewing Company, open to the public 5-7pm
- February 21, San Diego, California: Borderlands book talk and slideshow presentation at the North American Nature Photographers Association conference
- March 4: Corpus Christie, Texas: Borderlands book talk and slideshow presentation at the US Fish and Wildlife Service conference.
- Confluence: Considering the Anacostia. Photography exhibit at the Vivid Solutions Gallery in Washington DC. For more information, click here.