Beth thrives working far off the grid and immersing herself in a place and a culture. “It is always an amazing gift when people open up their lives to me. It is often the people who have the least who are the most welcoming, and I try to honor their generosity by making the most honest images that I can.”
Beth has twenty years’ experience photographing for a wide variety of publications, including National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside magazines and for clients such as Nikon, Patagonia, The North Face and others.
Beth has also partnered with organizations such as the Wildlife Conservation Society, Alaska Conservation Foundation, Conservacion Patagonica, the dZi Foundation, E-Tech International and others to document environmental and social issues to produce images, stories and multi-media projects for use in outreach, education and local empowerment.
Working with the United Nations Environment Program, Beth Wald organized and taught a workshop on environmental photojournalism for Afghan journalists in Kabul. She has also taught workshops for the Photography on the Summit series and for Nikon.
Beth is the recipient of the prestigious Rowell Award in recognition of her photographic art and commitment to the people and places that inspire her, and a POY award for multimedia projects. Beth is a member of National Geographic Creative, Aurora Photos and The Photo Society