International League of Conservation Photographers
Seattle, WA, USA
Chris Linder is a professional photographer, filmmaker, and lecturer. Chris holds a Master’s degree in oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His education and training as a researcher give him a special insight into photographing science. For over a decade, Chris has focused on communicating the stories of scientists working in extreme environments, from the Congo to Siberia. He has documented over 40 scientific expeditions and has spent nearly two years of his life exploring the polar regions.
Chris's images have appeared in museums, books, calendars, and international magazines, including Smithsonian, Canadian Geographic, Nature’s Best, Outdoor Photographer, and Wired. A solo exhibition of his photographs, titled “Exploring the Arctic Seafloor,” was displayed at the Field Museum in Chicago and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. He is the author of the hardcover book Science on Ice: Four Polar Expeditions (University of Chicago Press, 2011) (http://www.scienceonice.com) and was the lead cinematographer for the documentary film Antarctic Edge: 70° South. He has been recognized with awards from the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards, and International Conservation Photography Awards competitions.
When he’s not riding an icebreaker or flying in a helicopter over Greenland, Chris loves to share his experiences with the public. Chris is an accomplished, dynamic presenter, and has given over 100 public talks to a wide variety of audiences including PINC (People, Ideas, Nature, Creativity, in Zeist, Netherlands), Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, The Field Museum, Boston Museum of Science, North American Nature Photography Association, and the National Science Teachers Association.