Gabby Salazar is a 28 year-old photographer from Greensboro, North Carolina. When Gabby was 11 years old, her father gave her a camera and she was hooked in just a few short minutes. Since that time, Gabby has traveled throughout North America and to over fifteen countries to take photographs. In 2004 Gabby was named BBC Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year and in 2002 she won the Nature’s Best Photography Youth Category.
Gabby returned in June of 2011 from a 10 month project in Peru funded by a Fulbright Grant and a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant. She worked with the Amazon Conservation Association (www.amazonconservation.org) to document the creation of the Manu-Tambopata Conservation Corridor. Gabby worked at over 15 sites along the corridor to document community based, government based, and foreign conservation efforts. Her project blog is http://www.roadtoamazonia.com.
Gabby is also committed to conservation and education. She has been working with Nature’s Best Photography since 2006 to found Nature’s Best Photography Students, a free, bi-monthly, online magazine by students for students. See http://www.NaturesBestStudents.com to view the magazine.
In September of 2008, Gabby was recognized by Glamour Magazine as one of the Top 10 College Women in the United States for her work with children, photography and the environment. Gabby graduated from Brown University in 2009 with a degree in Science and Society. She hopes to pursue a career in conservation and natural history publishing.
Gabby also serves on the Board of Directors for the North American Nature Photography Association.