Karine Aigneris an associate fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and a member of Girls Who Click (a non-profit organization offering free photographic workshops to inspire teen girls that they too can have careers as a wildlife photographer). Karine’s work has been featured in National Geographic Magazine, GEOLino, GEO, Nature Conservancy Magazine, WWF and BBC Wildlife to name a few. Her imagery is represented by National Geographic Creative, and Tandem Stills & Motion and Nature Picture Library.
Karine's life reads like a set of novellas. Raised in Saudi Arabia, Karine motorcycled through Vietnam, circumnavigated the globe by ship, taught English in Taiwan, and then there was the time the hyena pups chewed her shoes (while on her feet). On her first trip to Africa, she fell in love with a continent. From one chapter to the next, her adventures uncover her fervor to tell the stories of life through the lens of a camera; her passion became stories of animals: their relationships to humans, their relationships to their own world, and their existence in the space between the two.
For nine years, as the Senior picture editor for National Geographic Kids magazine, Karine used osmosis to suck in all she could about creative storytelling and the makings of a "good picture." In 2011 Karine ventured outside the office walls to a life of freelance photography and picture editing. Karine leads photographic tours across the globe to cool places like the Galapagos and Tanzania. She has worked with children all over the world, using the camera as a tool to teach awareness and conservation.
Karine lives in Washington, DC. When she’s there, she can be found trying to carve out an hour of her day to get her rescue dog out of the concrete jungle, and into the woods.