100 Top Photographers Are Selling Their Art to Raise Money for the Environment

Lightning During Sand Hill Crane Migration

“Sandhill Crane Migration” by Randy Olson

Just in time for the holidays, 100 of today's finest photographers and conservationists have come together. Through Vital Impacts, a non-profit led by award-winning photographer Ami Vitale and visual journalist Eileen Mignoni, they are selling stunning images to support international conservation efforts.

Both limited-edition and open-edition photos are available from respected photographers like Christian Vizl, Shaaz Jung, and Xavi Bou, as well as legendary conservationist Jane Goodall. This exceptional Winter Collection is raising money for Jane Goodall Institute's Roots and Shoots program and the Vital Impacts Environmental Photography mentoring and grant program.

In line with its commitment to powerful storytelling, Vital Impacts will be announcing two $20,000 Environmental Photography Grants and a mentorship program for 50 honorees that supports in-depth environmental documentary journalists in conjunction with this print sale.

The collection offers a diverse range of imagery—including everything from a sleeping leopard to a vintage portrait of Dolly Parton—but what remains constant is these photographers' commitment to the environment. “Photography has the unique ability to transcend all languages and help us understand our deep connections to one another and to all of life on this planet,” Vitale told My Modern Met. “It is the ultimate tool for creating empathy, awareness, and understanding across cultures; a tool for making sense of our commonalities in the world we share.”

Scroll down to see a selection of photos from this collection, and head over to Vital Impacts for the full list of prints for sale.

Vital Impacts, a non-profit that uses stunning imagery to support international conservation efforts, has launched its Winter Collection.

Panda Photo by Ami Vitale

“Pandas Gone Wild” by Ami Vitale

Leopard Sleeping in a Tree by Shivaram Sudhir

“Sleeping Leopard” by Sudhir Shivaram

One hundred exceptional photographers have put their work on sale in order to raise money for environmental programs.

Ornithography by Xavi Bou

“Ornithography #169” by Xavi Bou

Portrait of a Fox

“Intensity” by Konsta Punkka

Octopus Vulgaris Portrait

“Octopus Vulgaris” by David Liittschwager

Participating photographers include Christian Vizl, Shaaz Jung, and Xavi Bou, as well as legendary conservationist Jane Goodall.

Black and White Photo of a Sea Lion by Christian Vizl

“Sea Lion Rolling” by Christian Vizl

Jane Goodall Photography

“Fifi and Faustino” by Jane Goodall

Black and White Portrait of a Lion Framed by Clouds by Shaaz Jung

“Clouds of Change” by Shaaz Jung

In addition to wildlife photography, the photography sale includes incredible portraits of Dolly Parton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Fred Rogers.

Portrait of Dolly Parton in 1976

“Dolly Parton” by Jodi Cobb

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at home, shortly after her nomination to the court.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg by David Burnett

Photo of Fred Rogers by Lynn Johnson

“Fred Rogers Pondering” by Lynn Johnson

The sale is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a piece of art that also gives back to the environment.

Black and White Photo of Lightning Strike in Oklahoma by Mitch Dobrowner

“Lightning Strikes” by Mitch Dobrowner

Bioluminescent Ghost Mushrooms by Callie Chee

“Bioluminescent Ghost Mushrooms” by Callie Chee

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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