Collection: Shawn Heinrichs
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Shawn Heinrichs is an internationally-acclaimed photographer and Emmy Award-winning cinematographer. As a co-founder of SeaLegacy, he has become a major force in the global fight to protect threatened marine species and habitats. He serves on the International Board of WildAid, is a Director of Manta Trust, a Safina Fellow, and an International League of Conservation Photographers Fellow.
Fueled by his passion for the ocean, his ground-breaking work fuses dramatic imagery with intimate and thought-provoking stories, to connect the global community to the beauty and vulnerability of threatened marine species and habitats. As an investigative photojournalist, Shawn has journeyed to the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth to shine a spotlight on some of the most pressing conservation issues of our time.
Shawn was one of the lead activists and cinematographers of the Emmy-nominated film, Racing Extinction, one of the most watched environmental documentaries of our time. As part of a global environmental activation campaign, his work was projected onto the Empire State Building, the United Nations and the Vatican. Most recently, he was featured in the award-winning Netflix series Tales by Light that showcased his innovative use of imagery to inspire and drive conservation of one of Earth’s crown jewels, West Papua. Over the past decades, Shawn’s ground-breaking photography has been featured in numerous media channels including National Geographic, BBC and the New York Times. Shawn serves on the International Board of WildAid, is a Director of Manta Trust, a SeaLegacy Collective member, a Safina Fellow, and an International League of Conservation Photographers Fellow.
Follow Shawn on Instagram at @shawnheinrichs