The son of two Master SCUBA divers, both underwater photographers, Clint Weldon was introduced to photography at a young age and spent his childhood exploring the coastal wetlands of his native Florida, camera in hand. He went on to study film and photography at Florida State University, launching a successful commercial production studio at the age of 23, specializing in aerial photography and video. In 2008, he co-founded the International 48 Hour Guerilla Film Challenge, a global event dedicated to encouraging aspiring young filmmakers to pursue the craft.
After relocating to New York, he quickly gained a following as a portraitist and documentary photographer. He works closely with conservation-oriented companies, non-profits, and NGOs, documenting their work and helping them grow their audience through social outreach.
He believes that humankind stands at critical a turning point in history, where the combined effects of anthropogenic climate change and rapid technological progress threaten not only Earth’s delicate biodiversity but the continued capacity of the planet to sustain organized civilization. With an eye for powerful imagery and a talent for visual storytelling, he seeks to document this period and affect meaningful change.
With a keen interest in the culture and traditions of indigenous peoples, Clint worked closely with the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society in 2016, embarking on a month-long project deep in the jungle of Sri Lanka’s Wasgamuwa National Park. There, he documented ongoing SLWCS programs designed to reduce human-elephant conflict in the region. In the fall of 2018, Clint spent three weeks in Peru, studying and photographing the sacred Ayahuasca ceremony, a ritual performed by the shamans of Pucallpa.
When not shooting or traveling, he teaches digital photography and new media production at the prestigious International Center of Photography in Manhattan.
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