Sandra J. Brierley is a nature photographer and filmmaker dedicated to the advocacy of nature through fine art, natural history and conservation photographs. She is committed to the use of images that speak for nature and express the beauty and plight of the natural world. Her images provide a doorway for the viewer to walk through and begin a dialogue with nature.
Sandra began her photographic journey into the natural world in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. There, she leaned about animal behavior and the ecosystems that support some of American’s most splendid megafauna like the American Bison, majestic moose, elk and red foxes, to name a few.
In 2009, Sandra relocated to the Pacific Northwest to continue her education at Seattle University. There, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, with a specialization in Education and Communication, using her photographic skills to promote environmental justice and sustainability for all members of the biotic community.
As a conservation photographer, Sandra’s travels have ranged from Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest to Alaska’s Katmai National Park. Closer to home, Sandra has worked as a conservation photographer for such organizations as Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, an environmental non-profit dedicated to salmon restoration efforts and community education. Her photographs may be seen on their website.
Sandra currently lives in Issaquah, Washington with her dog Django, exploring and photographing the Pacific Northwest.