National Geographic's Jason Edwards has been at the forefront of natural history photography for more than three decades. His image portfolio ranks among the largest of any photographer in the Society's long history. Based in Melbourne Australia, a passion for wildlife and the environment has been with him over his extensive career that began at the Zoological Board of Victoria. Jason has since been recognised globally for his contributions to Science, the Environment and the Arts.
Jason's accolades within the photographic industry stretch over 25 years and include among others; two times winner of the Eureka Prize for Science Photography, three times winner of Communications Art Photography Annual, two times winner of the ProMax Golden Muse, POYi Pictures of the Year International, the Australian Geographic Society Pursuit of Excellence Award, and he was honoured as one of the world’s ‘100 Photography Heroes’ by Professional Photographer Magazine, London.
Through his commissioned work and as the face of National Geographic Channel's Pure Photography, Jason has taken his story telling to dozens of countries and to every continent. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications including National Geographic Magazine, BBC Wildlife, Australian Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Conde Nast Traveler, and The New Yorker. Jason is also an author of science education books, and his imagery has appeared on everything from environmental campaigns to Hollywood blockbusters.
The Conservation Photographers (ILCP) is an organisation that utilises the power of photography to educate and inspire people globally about conservation issues. Jason is an Associate Fellow of the ILCP using his lens to narrate and highlight issues affecting wildlife, the environment and indigenous communities. Jason holds an Honours Degree in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Scientific Photography and tertiary qualifications in the Animal Sciences.
Jason is an Ambassador for both Sustainability Victoria and Tourism Australia, a Friend of the Australia Museum, and a coveted keynote speaker. Drawing upon his skills as an environmentalist, animal scientist, documentarian and National Geographic stalwart, Jason is an entertaining and insightful raconteur, championing natural history and the art of photography. In addition he is the host of Snap Happy the Photography Show, which airs nationally across Australia.
Jason's Fine Art Prints are archived in private collections around the world and have been exhibited internationally including the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Europe, where National Geographic presented his compelling imagery of Alang at the prestigious Visa Pour L'Image Photojournalism Festival.