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PPE Video Interview: Cristina Mittermeier

By dpreview staff on Nov 2, 2011 at 22:04 GMT

Just Posted: President of the International League of Conservation Photographers, Marine Biologist, Mother, and SONY Artisan of Imagery are just some of the roles photographer Cristina Mittermeier manages to fit into her busy schedule. Cristina took some time at the PDN Photoplus Expo last week to discuss her career, approach to her work, and recent projects.

Cristina Mittermeier is nearly as accomplished an author and scientist as she is as a photographer, having written several books and published in prestigious journals such as Nature and Science. Through her role as President of the International League of Conservation Photographers, Cristina is dedicated to using her twin passions of science and photography to spread awareness of and advocate for nature conservation and preservation of indigenous cultures around the globe.

Cristina is one of Sony's Artisans of Imagery, and was presenting at their booth during the PDN Photoplus Expo last week. Her natural enthusiasm and obvious passion for her work were evident as we spoke with her about her career, the experience of documenting native cultures, and her recent expedition near the North Pole.

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Total comments: 12
By mediokre (Nov 4, 2011)

I'm amazed by all these "great interview" comments. This is a terrible interview consisting only of platitudes and cliches. No doubt Ms. Mittermeier is accomplished and talented and dedicated and thoughtful, but I wish she'd actually be allowed to talk in more than 5-second soundbites. For her to talk in depth about just one of her photographs and how she came to make it and what it means to her would've been more satisfying.

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Alejandro Cueva
By Alejandro Cueva (Nov 3, 2011)

Cristina. Great interview!

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By kombizz0 (Nov 3, 2011)

nice interview. I wonder how she pays for her travel expenses. Is she sponsored by corporations or paid by herself/.

Drareg Ajerap
By Drareg Ajerap (Nov 3, 2011)

Great clip. Great interaction between interviewee and interviewer. The angle is okay. Nice insertion of the the interviewee's photographic works. Great insights too. Keep it up.

Cy Cheze
By Cy Cheze (Nov 3, 2011)

Does a conservationist photographer have a propensity to collect and use film cameras to prevent their extinction? Are any camera brands or types on an endangered species list? Any adoption agencies for unwanted but functional cameras? It is impracticle to rehabilitate some busted devices, but perhaps there are thousands of neglected SLR or MF cameras begging for a home or sanctuary.

By skimble (Nov 3, 2011)

Does what you write make sense?

Der Steppenwolf
By Der Steppenwolf (Nov 4, 2011)

It does, one just needs some IQ to get it.

By JackRhine (Nov 14, 2011)

I'm looking to adopt some good lica glass. I have a 1 photographer +1 assistant home, stable, loving, and active. Looking for clean Lica glass that is willing to learn and be part of the family. We are non-discriminatory and will take most any age. Further, when our new camera comes (NEX 7) we will be happy to have them play together.

By csnyder103 (Nov 3, 2011)

Super interview. I have another hero to follow.

By chris_j_l (Nov 3, 2011)

Very impressed with her commitment (and more than a little jealous :) ).

By skimble (Nov 3, 2011)

good interview and to see that Christina tries to make a difference with her photography. Good on her

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By beespeckled (Nov 3, 2011)

I enjoyed this interview :)

Total comments: 12