Biography

Sam Edmonds
b. 1988, Australia
Photographer / Cinematographer / Writer / Editor / Polar Expedition Guide

Since 2013 Sam has been working on long-term projects and photo essays exploring the fringes of humanity and urban ecology. Through photographs, he seeks to interrogate the tenuous relationship between ethics and biology and to visually elaborate on the human species' ecological self awareness.

His works have been published in National Geographic, Australian Geographic, Canadian Geographic, the Smithsonian, the Guardian etc. and has been recognized with a string of awards (see CV). In 2015 he was named runner up in Australia's Top Emerging Photographer Awards, in the same year was listed among the Australian Center for Photography's top 10 Instagram accounts to follow and in 2016 Sam received a Lush grant for his work documenting the effects of over-hunting in northern British Columbia.

In addition to his stills work, Sam has also worked extensively with motion imagery. Most notably, as a camera operator on two seasons of the Emmy award-nominated TV series "Whale Wars" and as a digital asset manager on an IMAX production in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest. In 2018, he documented the arrest of the illegal shark-finning vessel “Vema” off the coast of Sao Tome for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Gabonese Marine Nationale.

When not traveling with a camera, Sam is based in Sydney, Australia where he is online editor of Movement Magazine, and a regular contributor to Australian Photography magazine and Capture Magazine.


Available for editorial and commercial commissions worldwide.