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Mission Statement

Our Mission

Blue Earth believes documentary photography can inspire positive change. We support visual storytelling on critical environmental and social issues through direct assistance to photographers and a collaborative community of professionals.

The link between compelling documentary photography and our collective motivation to change attitudes, behavior, even policies - is strong. Eddie Adams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a Vietcong execution in Saigon forever changed how the world viewed the Vietnam War. Brazilian photojournalist Sebastio Salgado’s images of the impoverished portray human life with fresh dignity and compassion. Maintaining this link is central to the mission of Blue Earth.

Through our support of Photography that Makes a Difference, Blue Earth has helped raise almost a million dollars for important issues often overlooked by traditional media--The Arctic. Global warming. The loss of open space in Los Angeles. Racism suffered by farmers. Disappearing traditions of New England fishermen. The role of grandmothers in AIDS-ravaged Africa.

Our sponsored projects have been at the forefront of issues affecting contemporary society--John Trotter’s No Agua, No Vida investigates the Southwest’s limited water resources; Perry Dilbeck’s Truck Farmers: The Last Harvest chronicles the loss of independent farming; and Florian Schultz’s Yellowstone to Yukon promotes the unification of animal migration routes and habitats across international borders.

We work closely with our selected photographers to offer resources and support including:

  • Non-profit, fiscal sponsorship for fundraising
  • Grant-writing consultation
  • Marketing and PR expertise
  • Contacts for publishers, galleries and museums
  • Technical resources like Shooting From the Heart, a Blue Earth-published instructional book for personal projects
  • Experienced Advisory Board to answer questions and provide guidance

View a complete list of direct services Blue Earth provides to our sponsored projects.


This link http://blueearth.org/projects/current.cfm offers you access to all the current Blue Earth Alliance sponsored photo documentary projects.

Nita Winter and Rob Badger are working on the "Beauty and the Beast: Wildflowers and Climate Change Project."

Current Projects

3 Millimeters

A Woman's War

After Chernobyl, After Fukushima

Beauty and the Beast

Cameras without Borders

Capturing the Killing Fields

Changing Perspectives

Choosing Hope

Epidemic - TB in the Global Community

Facing Climate Change

Fruit of the Orchard to Dying for Profit

Heaven’s Gain

Incarcerated Populations

La Carretera

Leaving the Life

Life Without Lights

Louisiana, Purchased

Mustang, the last Tibet

Niger Delta

Nowhere People

Our Warming World

Salvation Fish

Shadows Of A Revolution

Sin & Salvation In Baptist Town

The People of Clouds

The Truth Told Project


Wolf Haven

World View of Global Warming



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