Art of Expression: Cristina Mittermeier

Theme 1 One World In Focus with Cristina Mittermeier
Cristina Mittermeier uses her photographs to encourage and inspire others to contribute to making a better planet. By showing you how to see cultures and environments as being part of one world, she’ll help you create images that’ll make a positive difference.

What You Should Enter: Inspiring photographs of people and places that connect us to the rich tapestry of experience we share.

Judging The Images
Cristina discusses the “One World In Focus” judging criteria and what she looks for in a winning image.

Cristina Mittermeier
Cristina Mittermeier is one of the premier nature photographers in the world. As the chairperson of the ILCP, she has a particular dedication to endangered people and places around the world. She offers first and foremost a vehicle for raising awareness—the first step in inspiring change—and she does it with the deliberate use of her camera. Ultimately Mittermeier goes beyond the sound bite to reveal a story that offers hope. Her images focus on the increasingly fragile relationship between human cultures and the planet, and her work encompasses important sustainability topics such as biodiversity and indigenous peoples. She is the ideal teacher for those interested in nature photography and for anyone who seeks to make a meaningful impact with photography. For examples of the photo essays she has crafted, please see her online portfolios at