Paul Colangelo is an environmental documentary photographer focused on the crossroads of culture and the natural world.

Paul is a National Geographic grantee and a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers. His archive is represented by National Geographic Creative.

Through his long-term project, Our Home and Native Land, Paul is dedicated to shedding light on the seismic shift of core national values in Canada regarding resource development. This body of work explores the country's wildlife and cultural hotspots, revealing what is at risk and reminding us why they were once a celebrated part of the national identity. His work in the Sacred Headwaters helped lead to its protection in 2012.

Publications and clients include National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, Maclean's, Orion, Photo District News, Outside, Canadian Wildlife Magazine, Mountain Life Magazine, British Columbia Magazine, Pacific Salmon Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Patagonia, and WWF.

Paul lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Awards & Grants
2014 Magenta Foundation Top 100 Photographers
2014 National Geographic Expeditions Council Grant
2014 Applied Arts Photogarphy Award
2014 MEC Advocacy Grant
2013 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward
2012 National Geographic Expeditions Council Grant
2012 Patagonia Environmental Grant
2012 Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Grant
2012 Mountaineers Foundation Grant
2012 Royal Bank of Canada Blue Water Grant
2011 National Geographic Waitt Grant, team member
2011 Photocrati Grant
2011 Royal Bank of Canada Blue Water Grant
2011 Mountainfilm Commitment Grant
2011 Patagonia Environmental Grant
2011 Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Grant
2011 Mountaineers Foundation Grant
2011 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Finalist
2011 International Photography Awards, Feature Story Honorable Mention
2011 International Photography Awards, Environmental Editorial Honorable Mention
2010 NANPA Foundation Philip Hyde Grant
2010 MEC Advocacy Grant
2010 The Big Wild Grant
2010 Mountaineers Foundation Grant
2009 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Finalist
2009 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention
2009 Smithsonian International Photography Competition, Finalist
2006 NANPA Foundation Janie Moore Green Grant
2006 NANPA College Student Summit Scholarship
2006 Photo Life Emerging Photographer

Public Presentations & Lectures
2014 Wild and Scenic Film Festival, California
2013 Wild10, Salamanca, Spain
2013 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
2012 Smithers Art Gallery, British Columbia
2012 Northwest Community College
2011 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
2011 Mountainfilm at Telluride, iLCP 12Shots
2010 North American Nature Photography Association Summit, Reno
Solo Exhibitions
2014 Sacred Headwaters, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, California
2013 Sacred Headwaters, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
2012 Sacred Headwaters, MEC, Vancouver
2012 Sacred Headwaters, Smithers Art Gallery, British Columbia
2011 Sacred Headwaters, Banff Mountain Film Festival
2011 Sacred Headwaters, Mountainfilm in Telluride
2010 Sacred Headwaters, Vancity, Vancouver
2010 Sacred Headwaters, Place des Arts, British Columbia

Group Exhibitions
2013 Water Places, GTD, Luhnen, Germany
2013 Water Places, Wild10, Salamanca, Spain
2009 Spirit of the River, Misty River Art Gallery, British Columbia
2009 World View, The Smithsonian Institute, Washington

Group Books
2014 Flash Forward Tenth, Magenta Foundation
2013 Flash Forward 2013, Magenta Foundation
2012 Sacred Headwaters, Greystone Books
2011 Oceans: Heart of our Blue Planet, CEMEX Conservation

2013 Laurier Campus Magazine, profile
2012 Photo Life Magazine, profile
2012 Photo Solution Magazine, profile
2011 National Geographic News Watch, interview
2011 Photo District News, profile
2010 Currents, profile
2006 The Voice, profile

Education & Internships
2014 Missouri Photo Workshop 66
2006 Frans Lanting Studio, Internship
2006 Thomas Mangelsen Studio, Internship
2006 Langara College, Photography Diploma
2003 Wilfrid Laurier University, Honors Business Administration