The Evolution of NWNL

by Alison M. Jones, Director of NWNL My photographic career began in 1985 on my first visit to Africa. After years of photographing landscapes, wildlife and cultures for magazines, exhibits and stock photography, I had the honor of helping start Kenya's Mara Conservancy.  From then on I focused on conservation photography, with NWNL as my signature…

Art as Activism to Save Our Rivers

“Water meanders in and out of every discipline, so we can never have too many poets, hydrologists, urban planners, biologists, lawyers, writers, physicians, NGO’s, or geologists working to amplify and aid water’s voice”, says artist Basia Irland. In Irland’s Receding / Reseeding series, river water is frozen, carved into the form of a book, which…

Upcoming Artist Talks

Following Rivers with Alison M. Jones Artist Talk on Saturday 4/11 from 6-7:30pm Join me as I share the inspiration and creative process behind photographs taken while on expedition in Africa and North America for No Water No Life ®. Following Rivers, coordinated with the help of NWNL Exhibition Editor Jasmine Graf, is a compelling…

NWNL Photo Exhibit, ‘Following Rivers’ opens @ BIRE March 14th

On the banks of our rivers we raise families, grow food, do laundry, fish, swim, celebrate and relax. “Following Rivers,” a new exhibit by conservation photographer and No Water No Life Founding Director Alison M. Jones, tells a visual story of people and the critical water issues they face. Combining the power of photography and…

NWNL at the Columbia River Basin 2014 Transboundary Conference

Thru talks and art journaling, Day 1 of this conference has imparted a sense of how more and more of the diverse stakeholders in this basin are learning to "think like a river" -- if the fish and other species don't recognize boundaries, neither should humans!