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Shawn Heinrichs

Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, and Conservationist

Shawn Heinrichs

Shawn is a photographer, Emmy Award winning cinematographer, and a passionate conservationist. Co-Founder of SeaLegacy and Founder of Blue Sphere Foundation, he has become a major force in the global movement to protect threatened marine species and habitats. Fueled by his passion for the oceans, his groundbreaking work fuses dramatic imagery with intimate and thought-provoking stories, to connect the global community to the beauty and vulnerability of threatened marine species and habitats. Shawn was one of the lead activists and cinematographers of the Emmy-nominated film, ‘Racing Extinction’, one of the most watched environmental documentaries of our time, and most recently, he was featured in the award-winning Netflix series ‘Tales by Light’ that showcased his innovative use of imagery to inspire and drive conservation of one of earth’s crown jewels, West Papua. Shawn is a United Nations ‘Wild For Life’ Champion, serves on the International Board of WildAid, is a Director of Manta Trust, a SeaLegacy Collective member, a Safina Fellow, and an iLCP Fellow. 

Summit Sessions

Changing the Narrative

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