Claudia Camila Lopez
“I’m just not from around here,” says renowned photographer Claudia Camila Lopez. Her journey began in Bogotá, Colombia, where the sky-splitting Andean peaks ringed daily cosmopolitan life. Coming of age in Bogotá, Claudia cultivated a love for diverse cultures and an obsession with high-altitude which fueled a lifetime passion for photography. After a 14-year career in advertising, she left the safety and comfort of studio photography for extreme Himalayan climbing and the uncertainty of conflict zones. Claudia is now based in Boulder, Colorado taking photography assignments worldwide and participating in expeditions to 8000-meter peaks.
Working as a cultural, social and adventure long-form documentarian, she has travelled to Tibet, Nepal, Kashmir, Ladakh, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, the Middle East and Afghanistan. Her work focuses on issues endured by women and children in conflict zones and the ongoing saga of displaced populations. Claudia is a regular contributor to Der Spiegel (Germany), La Vanguardia (Spain) and Gory Magazine (Poland). Her photography has appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post and NPR. She is currently working on two monographs: Cardinal Points (women & violence in Colombia) and Tres (Sherpas & Porters in the Himalayas). Claudia is a TED Speaker, corporate lecturer and she continues to share her experiences through universities, inspiring and mentoring a new wave of documentarians.
Adrian is an Academy Award nominated film director, cinematographer and producer. His work has been seen on National Geographic, History Channel, Discovery, PBS, BBC, Sky, Canel+, Arte, Globe, NHK, and Sundance Channel. His films have screened film festivals and in theaters around the world winning numerous awards. He has traveled to over 100 countries filming in more then 30 countries on 6 continents. Adrian and his brother Roko's first feature documentary GENGHIS BLUES, filmed in the remote region of Central Asia called Tuva, won the Sundance Audience Award and was nominated for an Academy Award.
Their second film, BEYOND THE CALL, a feature documentary filmed in war zones in the Middle East and Asia, premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival and has screened around the world winning more then 50 awards and aired nationwide on PBS’s Independent Lens. The brothers' third feature documentary HAPPY, about the science and practice of happiness around the world, has become a global phenomenon. His short films have been viewed over a million times on YouTube. Adrian recently filmed new projects in the Philippines, South Sudan, India, Colombia, Jordan, Uganda, and just finished filming the legendary Baja 1000 off-road car race in Mexico.
Jordan has been chronicling worldwide adventure for more than 30 years through a blend of writing, photography and documentary film. His passion for international mountaineering and global stewardship has taken him on climbing expeditions to Peru, India, Nepal and Tibet and medical missions to Ukraine, Libya, Iraq, and South Sudan. Readers have seen Jordan’s byline in National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Climbing, Men's Journal and Aspen Peak.
Jordan is also the director and co-producer of the award-winning documentary film: DUK COUNTY | PEACE IS SIGHT IN THE NEW SOUTH SUDAN, which won the Indomitable Spirit Award and Moving Mountains Prize in Telluride and screened twice at the United Nations. In 2018, Jordan founded Ramro Global, an international community of journalists, photographers and documentary filmmakers, spotlighting humanitarian initiatives worldwide. Jordan is the former communications director for Marmot Mountain LLC, an internationally distributed brand of outdoor clothing and equipment, and the former expeditions manager for The North Face.
Jason is a globally recognized photojournalist. His work is defined by a personal and transcendent dedication to community, culture, and how we live on the planet and with each other. His embedded, long-term approach captures informed, authentic narratives that help engage the public to guide social and environmental change. Jason has been published, exhibited, and presented around the world. Outlets for his work range from The New York Times, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, SxSW, NationalGeographic.com, Smithsonian, Orvis, Science Magazine, Businessweek, and The Nature Conservancy to Mountainfilm, Harvard, Yale, Duke, the New Mexico Museum of Art, UNESCO, USAID, and Fovea Gallery.
As an advocate for non-fiction photography, Jason has presented, run workshops, and organized conference programming on working in cause-driven photography for dozens arts and other institutions including Anderson Ranch, Duke University, Wake Forest University, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Telluride Photo Festival, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, University of Colorado at Boulder, LensCulture, San Francisco Art Institute, Mountainfilm, and Blue Earth’s annual Collaborations for Cause. Jason has experience organizing commissions and assignments in Central and South America, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, and across the United States.
Amy in an award-winning documentary film director and producer. The art of filmmaking stole Amy’s heart on her very first shoot, in Yosemite in 2011. Two years later, after nearly 20 years of editing highly respected magazines such as National Parks, Marquis decided to pursue film full time and founded and co-directed the award-winning National Park Experience film series (NPX), where diverse cultural stories have since appeared in national parks, in film festivals, at brand-sponsored events, and on the Smithsonian Channel and PBS.org. Amy’s first feature documentary film, CONFLUENCE, the final film in the NPX series, recently world-premiered at the Boulder Theater, taking the keynote Make Your Own Legends Award.
Her current feature, DARK SUMMIT [working title], chronicles a climber’s 26-year-long journey about a climber whose life veered sharply off-course after he suffered a mysterious invisible wound on a Himalayan expedition in 1992. This fall, Amy is directing her first Ramro Global documentary in Nepal, where she will draw on her deep experience working with indigenous cultures in the United States (CANYON SONG, AVANYU) to capture the compelling humanitarian story of a Sherpa in the Solu Khumbu region. Amy performs a variety of roles in the film industry: director, shooter, story producer, writer, story editor, story consultant, workshop coach, guest instructor, festival judge, and panelist, with guest appearances ranging from Costa Rica to Yale.