Growing up in the scenic Columbia River Gorge, Libby enjoys many outdoor activities some of which include hiking, rock climbing, and snowboarding. At a young age she was drawn to photography, and her passion has not waned. After earning her AA in Photography at Mt. Hood Community College, she started as an intern at Art Wolfe, Inc. in 2008. Now she is the Workshop Coordinator and assists in field workshops and seminars.
Being raised with such beautiful surroundings also instilled a deep appreciation of nature in Libby. She enjoys photographing the beauty of nature, but also attempts to document the terrible atrocities that are constantly plaguing our planet. Her goal with her photography is to make enough of an impact on the viewer that they will see the reason to help protect the natural world and make a difference.
Libby now resides in Seattle, Washington.
Gavriel Jecan started photographing at the age of 12 when his father gave him his first SLR camera. His appreciation of photography grew while photographing black-and-white on family hiking trips in the mountains. His love of nature, rock climbing and traveling inspired him to become a professional photographer.
In 1994 Gavriel Jecan joined Art Wolfe, Inc. and he traveled extensively with Art the world over. He was a member of the Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge TV field crew and teaches photography around the world on his own photo tours and Art Wolfe, Inc. The quality and scope of Jecan’s shooting has gained him representation by the world’s largest stock photography agencies (Getty, Corbis, Danita Delimont, OnAsia, and Okapia).
Jecan’s images appear regularly in calendars and magazines worldwide, including International Wildlife, Backpacker, Audubon, National Geographic, Midwest Express, Nature Foto, German Geo, Asian Geo, Outside, Sinra, Terre Sauvage etc. He has published five children’s books: C for Coyote, Wild Colors, Alaska Animal Babies, Hide and Seek, and South West Colors.
For the last decade Gavriel has specialized in Southeast Asian locations. He lives in Thailand with his family. Visit his website for more information on upcoming photo tours.
Sean is a Deep Ellum-based environmental and fine art photographer whose images have been widely published in books, magazines, calendars, and more. His fine-art prints are found in private and corporate collections across the country including banks, hotels, hospitals, and convention centers.
Sean creates images that are simple, graphic, surreal, and that in some way evoke a reaction, provoke an emotion, or tell a story. While his photographic subjects are widely varied, he is repeatedly drawn to nature and wildlife and the impact of man on both.
Sean has won numerous awards and contests, including international World in Focus photo contest, the Coastal Bend Wildlife Contest, Texas Tech University’s High and Dry Competition, the City of Dallas Trinity River Photo Contest, and numerous others. Sean received the Rising Star Photography Award at the Fotofusion International Photography Festival and his career has been featured in Professional Photographer Magazine and other books. The Bravo network has featured his artwork on several home redesign shows. He is currently working on projects to document and celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Dallas’ urban Trinity River ecosystem and the vanishing Blackland Praire.
He lives in a converted warehouse in the historic Deep Ellum neighborhood in Dallas with his beautiful wife Karen.
Yuri Choufour is a Vancouver based photographer/videographer.
Yuri’s fascination with the natural world dates back to his early childhood. Upon picking up his first camera he became obsessed with photographing wildlife, landscapes and a variety of sports.
In his early twenties, Yuri decided to put off his psychology studies at UVIC to pursue his passion for photography. After obtaining a diploma in professional photography & obtaining an award for photojournalism, he would complete an internship with the Calgary Herald.
Yuri’s clients have chosen him for a variety of projects including: events, architecture, engagements, weddings and sports. He’s done various photo/video projects for the Vancouver Whitecaps, and also sells his nature and wildlife images upon request. In his free time, he makes the most of the Pacific Northwest & enjoys hiking, kayaking, running, snowboarding & skimboarding.
Bill Edwards is an accomplished and published photographer. His background is in the high tech sector; as a teacher he transformed complex technological concepts into a language anyone could understand. Bill continues to pursue that passion for teaching today by working with Art Wolfe, Inc. in workshops and seminars. While these workshops assume one is proficient with their camera and has a solid foundation in photography, Bill is more than happy to spend time on any of the basics.
It was seeing Art’s photographs in the original REI store in Seattle in the early 1980s that inspired and led Bill to photography as a passion in his life. Prior to making the move to digital he had built a full black & white and color dark room in his home for printing his own images. Bill also enjoys a woodworking and creating functional pieces of art in his shop.
When not out in the field with his camera (or in the shop at his lathe) Bill enjoys hiking and biking in the beautiful northwest.
Bill lives in Maple Valley, Washington.