Natalie Fobes

Natalie Fobes

Natalie Fobes is one of the most diverse photographers in the country.


Natalie Fobes is one of the most diverse photographers in the country. From wildlife to endangered cultures to weddings, she loves telling stories with her photographs. The Pulitzer Prize finalist has shot assignments for National Geographic, Science, Smithsonian, Audubon and other major magazines. She has camped out in the winter in Siberia with the Chukchi reindeer herders and perched in a blind in the cloud forest of Guatemala. The author of three coffee table books is represented by Corbis, Getty and National Geographic Image Collection.

Her images of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill are iconographic and she is known as the “salmon lady” due to her 10-year project photographing and writing about the salmon and the cultures of the salmon around the Pacific Rim for her book. Her work is included in many public, private and corporate collections. Natalie’s fine art portraiture and story-telling wedding photography have won national recognition.

She loves to share her knowledge. Natalie’s in-depth photography courses can be found on

Natalie is one of the co-founders of Blue Earth Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to helping photographers and film makers shoot documentary stories about the environment, endangered cultures and social issues. Founded in 1995, the non-profit has helped over 100 photographers and film makers do projects on the stories that need to be told.

PIX Talks

Wednesday Oct. 7, 2:00 – 2:20 PM • re:FRAME stage

Session 7.1.