In 2008, Bridget spent four months creating photography and multimedia content to tell the story of the Conservancy’s work to restore salmon in the Pacific Northwest. Working in co-ordination with picture editors and marketing staff in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California, they created a 28-page photo essay in the May 2009 issue of Nature Conservancy magazine, and teamed this with the ten-part multimedia series which they also co-produced.
“This salmon conservation photography project grew out of two separate assignments: a small magazine assignment and a small photography department archive assignment. Bridget’s persuasive, smart and passionate vision turned these two unrelated assignments into one large documentary project chronicling the health of salmon in the Pacific Northwest.
Working closely with me and Conservancy staff in all five states, Bridget helped determine the top priorities, visual opportunities and multimedia storytelling ideas. All who work with her on this project are impressed with her combination of deep knowledge of natural resource use, management, challenges, and innovations, as well as her project management skills, communication skills and incredible photography results.
For me, working on this story was a rare treat, both invigorating and satisfying. It is great to have a true photography partner: one who is determined to get to the heart of the matter, who doesn’t take no for an answer, who builds relationships and networks, who listens to people with open mind to discover what’s of importance to them, and who understands the long-term need for working with many people of differing perspectives in order to create the most complex and diversified visual story possible.”
—Melissa Ryan, Deputy Director & Senior Editor, Photography & Design, Nature Conservancy Magazine