Ian Shive is an award-winning conservation photographer, author and multimedia producer whose goal is to captivate audiences through new trends in story telling using imagery as the primary tool. Ian is the recent recipient of the Gold Medal, 2010 Nautilus Book Award, in the Great Peacekeepers category in recognition of his top-selling book The National Parks: Our American Landscape, released in August 2009 on Earth Aware Editions, for promoting â€śspiritual growth, conscious living and positive social changeâ€¦and offering the reader "new possibilities" for a better life and world, joining previous Nautilus Award winners including Deepak Chopra, M.D., Eckhart Tolle, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, among others.
Referred to as the leading chronicler of Americaâ€™s National Parks today and a self-labeled â€świlderness diplomat,â€ť Ian and his book The National Parks: Our American Landscape were the focus of a presentation on the challenges facing Americaâ€™s most beloved landscapes in Washington, D.C. in November 2009, hosted by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Max Baucus.
Shive has dedicated his life to not only creating memorable photographs but also championing environmental awareness. Using photography as his primary tool, he has pioneered trends with multimedia film production, co-founding the Los Angeles-based production company, Wild Collective. His photographs have appeared around the world in every major outdoor publication including National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Explorer, Outside Magazine, Sierra Magazine, The Nature Conservancy, National Parks Magazine, and Popular Science, as well as numerous other major publications.
Shive is a resident of Los Angeles, CA.
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Books:The National Parks: Our American Landscape, March 2011
The National Parks: Our American Landscape, August 2009