Yannick Bindert is a New York-based photographer with a focus in wildlife, travel, and surf.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Wesleyan University, Ct and a Masters of Professional Studies in digital photography from the School of Visual Arts, NY.
Since an early age, he has been exposed to wilderness and travel; and has travelled extensively all over the globe pursuing his subjects in order to tell their story through photography. Often with a romantic or optimistic outlook, he aims to document natural beauty in all its diversity in order to create awareness for endangered species and changing cultures.
Part of the year he works in Africa as a safari guide, where he also collaborates with local science and conservation efforts; and has developed a keen interest in birds.
He was recently interviewed by Fotofoam. Read the whole interview on their blog, by clicking here.
In 2009 and 2010, he organized three solo exhibits in coordination with local surf organizations near his hometown in Bretagne, France.
In 2010, he was awarded first prize in the “Wildlife” category and second prize in the “People” category during the International Photography Contest at Wesleyan University, Ct.
In October 2013 he was featured in “Connecting Ends”, a group exhibit at the School of Visual Arts Gallery in New York, NY.
In February 2014, he was featured in and participated in the organization of “Natural Selection”, a group show hosted at Calumet Photographic, NY.
In July 2015, he was featured in the Soho Photo Gallery’s National Photography Competition, juried by Elizabeth Avedon in New York, NY.
In 2016, he completed a course with EcoTraining in South Africa, Botswana, and Mozambique to achieve the following qualifications: FGASA level 1 Nature Guide, FGASA Back-up Trails Guide & ARH, FGASA Track & Sign Interpretation level 3, and Wilderness First Aid levels 1 & 2.