Jami Tarris has been a full time professional photographer for over three decades while specializing in wildlife and conservation issues for over fifteen years. She grew up in New Hope, Pennsylvania, a small eastern town nestled on the Delaware River. With a psychology background, photographing wildlife and animal behavior was an easy transition and has been a focus of her work ever since. Jami travels all over the world documenting fragile environments and endangered species. Conservation issues drive the majority of her projects today.
Her work has been on exhibit in museums worldwide such as the Smithsonian Institute, London’s Natural History Museum, Prince Albert Museum (London), Sydney Natural History Museum, the Natural History Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia and others. She is an award-winning photographer (BBC. Wildlife Photographer of the Year, National Wildlife Federation, Nature’s Best) and has been published in books, newspapers and magazines worldwide including National Geographic, Africa Geographic, BBC, GEO, Outside, The Guardian, Focus Germany, Ranger Rick, Nature’s Best, and National Wildlife to name a few. Her fine art prints have been purchased by clients around the world.
Jami lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her photographer husband, Theo Allofs and until recently, their West Highland Terrier named Gershwin.