Meet the Speaker: Clare Fieseler

Clare Fieseler started her creative career working for National Geographic in wildlife filmmaking but eventually returned graduate school to research study coral reefs and marine ecology. She spent countless hours underwater collecting data, logging time on boats, and traveling throughout the Caribbean and Pacific. During field expeditions she began applying her skills from filmmaking and started shooting still images for various digital publications. 

In 2016, Clare began working professionally as an independent photographer while maintaining a career in academia. Clare is currently an assistant teaching professor at Georgetown University, but continues to enjoy a part-time career in photojournalism covering gender, science and the environment. She was IWMF Reporting Fellow in 2018 and a AAAS Fellow reporting for The Washington Post in 2019. 

During the coronavirus pandemic, she has been turning the lens on herself and documenting her own experience parenting and trying to connect with nature under lock-down. Her images are represented by the National Geographic Image Collection.