When she was 16 years old, Kristi Odom picked up her grandfather's camera and fell in love with the beauty of the natural world. Ever since, she's been driven to capture what's real, raw and compelling about that world.
An internationally acclaimed photographer and sought-after motivational speaker, Kristi travels the world shooting, teaching and sharing her insights. From conservation projects in the jungles of Borneo to workshops in Kenya, she's always on the move, always ready to connect with others.
She has received a Master's accreditation from WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) and won over 60 international photography awards. Her recent work has been exhibited twice at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.
In presentations and at conferences, Kristi teaches photographers to focus on improving their work by creating an emotional connection, and urges them to give back through personal projects. "By using the art of photography I want to help people share empathy for one another and make people care more for the natural world," Kristi says.
By using the art of photography I want to help people share empathy for one another and make people care more for the natural world.