‘A true love and appreciation of wild places and the people who live within them is rooted deep in Joanna, and is reflected through out her writing.’
Jean du Plessis, Safari guide and Founder, Wayo Africa
‘We are One is a beautiful, thought-provoking anthology.’
‘It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much that makes life worth living.’ – Sir David Attenborough
I am a writer, editor and creative communications consultant. I help companies and individuals tell engaging stories about the beauty of and threats to the natural world.
I am collaborative in my approach and have partnered with many photographers, charities, publishers and businesses to produce features, content, books, short films, speeches and communications’ projects. My long-standing interests include man’s relationship with nature, wild places, remote travel, wildlife conservation and indigenous cultures and I am committed to issues relating to the natural world and our place in it. Click here for further details.
My features have been published in: National Geographic, The Times, BBC Wildlife, Observer, Guardian, Condé Nast, Daily Mail, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Paris Match, El Mundo, Atlantic and many others. Click here for Joanna’s portfolio of commissions.
I have created collaborative photographic anthologies designed to emotionally engage readers with the natural world, including ‘We are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples’ (for Survival International, published by Quadrille, 2009), and ‘Portrait of England’ (for the Campaign to Protect Rural England, published by Think Publishing, 2006). Click here for book details.
In 2010, actor Sir Mark Rylance directed a one-off theatre performance based of ‘We are One’ at the Apollo Theatre, London, with actors including Gillian Anderson, Emilia Fox, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi and Michael Gambon. Click here.
My talks on the power of storytelling to raise awareness of the natural world include the Hay Festival, Royal Geographical Society’s ‘Explore’ conference, Falmouth University and the Bristol Natural History Consortium’s ‘Communicate’ conference.
In 2011, I was invited to join National Geographic Voices as a regular contributor. National Geographic Voices is a platform where conservationists share stories, insights and ideas about the planet, wildlife, wild spaces and the human journey.