Jen Guyton

Jen Guyton is a photographer and ecologist with a passion for telling stories at the junction of global environmental change and human culture. She believes that stories—whether in film, photography, writing, or something else—have the power to persuade and motivate. That makes them crucial for protecting wild places.

Guyton is a National Geographic Explorer, a 2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, and a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers. She is represented by Nature Picture Library. Guyton has a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton University, which she completed with the help of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Before that, she earned a B.Sc. in conservation and resource studies with an emphasis in communicating conservation in a developing world from the University of California, Berkeley. She spent 10 years traveling and working on wildlife and conservation projects in Africa.

Her photos have been published in National Geographic, the New York Times, Smithsonian magazine, BBC Wildlife magazine, Audubon magazine, and others, and have been honored in competitions including Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best. Guyton is also a recipient of the UC Berkeley Mark Bingham Award for Excellence in Achievement by Young Alumni and the American Society of Mammalogists’ Murie Family Conservation Award.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Jen Guyton

The Hidden World of Hyenas

Washington Street and Prospect Street
 on show

In the spotted hyenas’ world, females rule. That may be the secret to their success.

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