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Ryan Hill

Photographer, Adventurer

Born in the Central Valley of California, raised partially on the coast of South Africa and finding a long term home on the Central Coast of California Ryan's upbringing was anything but "normal". Shortly after graduating college from CalPoly San Luis Obispo Ryan found himself employed full time with adventure photographer Chris Burkard as his photo editor, 1st assistant, and then studio manager. Over the last 3 years Ryan has worked beside Burkard on shoots for Coors Light, AirBnB, The North Face, Prana, FitBit, Travel Lodge, The Surfers Journal, & Cliff Bar.


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Ted Hesser

Photographer, Adventurer, Engineer

Ted is a freelance adventure photographer, focusing on rock climbing and alpinism. His work has been published by National Geographic Online, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice Magazine, The Alpinist Magazine, Escalando climbing magazine and various others.


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Renan Ozturk

Visual Storyteller, expedition climber, photographer

"We want to show the beauty, but also the fragility of this remote strip of land", says Renan Ozturk. "But to cut through the noise and create an impact in public awareness, we can't just go on a boat and take beautiful pictures and hope a few media would cover it. So we put together a group of filmmakers, photographers and environmentalists, to make a meaningful representation of this place with wide reach. And we will produce a documentary about it all, including first ascent climbing and true boots on the ground exploration, as that is the kind of content that really creates awareness these days."

Renan lives to tell stories about our connection to the natural world, often set within the most challenging environments on Earth. He's constantly searching for projects that move him -- films that have a strong visual identity matched with some deeply compelling human element.

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Jeff Kerby

Ecologist and Photographer

Jeff Kerby is an ecologist and photographer. His work spans the Arctic to the mountains of East Africa, exploring species interactions in extreme environments. Currently a fellow at Dartmouth College's Neukom Institute and the Institute for Arctic Studies, he's spent the past decade studying Arctic landscape change in Siberia, northern Canada, and Greenland. He uses quantitative photography to track changes in plants, animals, and landscapes beyond the traditional perspectives and time frames of Arctic fieldwork.


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Chris Burkard

Explorer, Photographer, Author

Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker,
and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth,
Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with
nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere.


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