Photography is a fundamental tool for communicating and disseminating conservation projects. Achieving a visual narrative that captures the actions carried out by conservation professionals in an image, to impact and persuade the viewer, is a great challenge. It is necessary to demand to the maximum the visual resources to conceptualize the purpose of the message in a photograph.
In this presentation, Adriana Sanz will talk about how sheep rearing has a negative impact on the ecology of guanacos and pumas and what is proposed to mitigate it. She will also show the tremendous efforts of various conservation programmes to protect the lives of sheldgeese, spectacled duck, torrent duck and hooded grebe.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1970, from a very young age she lived in Chubut (Patagonia), where she developed a strong love for nature. She studied Biochemistry and obtained a master’s degree in the Environment, allowing her to dedicate herself to conservation, an activity that she has been carrying out for more than two decades.
Her trips are intense photography sessions. She photographs to discover, immortalize, raise awareness, because she believes in the power of the image as a conservation tool, since we love what we know and only take care of what we love.
She has worked in organizations related to nature photography (Afona-Argentine Association of Nature Photographers, Portfolio Natural, Nature First), in congresses, on juries in competitions (for FIO, among others), in exhibitions and outreach activities, books and magazines. She is the 2020 winner of the Animal Portrait category of the Golden Turtle and Nature Photographers of the Year (NPOTY) contests and the 2021 Montphoto Fellowship.