SeaChange draws on the expertise of the world's leading conservation photographers and media organizations to create top-shelf, compelling productions.
SeaChange is led by Paul Nicklen and Cristina Goettch Mittermeier, two of the most recognized personalities in conservation photography today.
Since 1995, Paul has managed to subvert the risks and terrors associated with being the world's foremost polar wildlife photojournalist. Plane crashes, grizzly and polar bear advances, rebreather failures at 60ft below while ice diving, hypothermia: each potential disaster is a part of a process that has made him the subject of numerous documentaries, television specials, and articles.
His myriad achievements keep him busy: eleven National Geographic stories, including August 2011's cover story on the spirit bears of the Great Bear Rainforest in Paul's native Canada; two books, the latest of which, Polar Obsession, was singled-out by Oprah's "Holiday O List" in 2009; a speaker at TED2011, complete with a standing ovation; a fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP); the recipient of over 20 of the most prestigious awards in photography, including First Prize: Nature at 2010's World Press Awards. Despite such success, his most cherished honor is knowing that his work helps to generate global awareness about climate change.
Cristina's path to ocean conservation began with her studies in aquaculture, marine biology, and biochemical engineering. While focusing on conservation issues in her native Mexico and, later, in the United States, she quickly made a name for herself serving on the boards of Conservation International, the WILD Foundation, Nature's Best Magazine, Lighthawk, and Terralingua.
Cristina's written popular and scientific articles for magazines and journals such as National Geographic, Huffington Post, and Outdoor Photography as well as edited or co-authored nineteen books. She's one of Sony's Artisans of Imagery, and her lectures at film festivals and conventions have garnered her attention and respect within the conservation community. Her most rewarding effort to date has been as founder and President of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), where she united over 50 of the world's most renowned wildlife photographers in the battle for environmental and cultural conservation.