Justin Black is an award-winning photographer and the founder of Visionary Wild, where he collaborates with a team of luminary professional peers to create unique photo travel and mentorship opportunities around the world for passionate amateurs and aspiring pros. The organizer and leader of over two hundred expeditions and workshops, Justin is highly regarded as a generous, engaging teacher. Adept at expedition design and travel logistics, Outdoor Photographer magazine has referred to him as a “Photo Safari expert.” ¬
He has also served as the Executive Director of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), and as General Manager and Curator of Mountain Light Photography, founded by world-renowned adventure photographer Galen Rowell. Justin’s photographs and essays have been published in numerous books and magazines such as National Geographic Adventure, Sierra, Sunset, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Rock & Ice, and Nature Conservancy. The Sierra Club, National Parks Conservation Association, Land Trust Alliance, Earth Justice, The Wilderness Society, Conservation International, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the Wild Foundation are among conservation NGOs that have used his photographs in their campaigns, publications, and annual reports.
His fine prints are represented by the G2 Gallery in Venice, California, and The Art of Wild Gallery in Germany.
Justin has also served as an editor for numerous award-winning photo book projects, including Galen Rowell: A Retrospective; Freshwater: The Essence of Life; The Wealth of Nature: Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Human Well-Being; Our National Parks: America’s Natural Heritage; as well as Flying South: A Pilot’s Inner Journey by Barbara Rowell.
Justin lives in Washington, DC, with his brilliant wife Lena, and their children Philippe and Alexandra.