Gab Mejia (he/they) is a queer Filipino photographer, multimedia artist, environmental engineer, and author.
Born and raised in the Philippine archipelago, he explores and weaves the different fabrics of visual storytelling, environmental design, and ecology through the arts, photography, and pedagogical research. His work focuses on the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, indigenous knowledge, and the intersectionality of culture and nature for socio-environmental justice, science-based programming, policy engagement, and organizational consultancy.
Mejia is a National Geographic Explorer, Climate Pledge Global Storyteller, Fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers, 2019 Jackson Wild Media Lab Fellow, and has published stories and research in National Geographic, CNN, ArtPartner, Vogue Philippines, the United Nations, The Manila Times, among other local and global platforms, journals, TEDx talks, and science agoras.
He holds a BS Civil Engineering degree specializing on Environmental and Energy Engineering from the University of the Philippines Diliman, and resides as a Board of Trustee for the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines working on conservation efforts in the Philippines. He continues to explore alternative narratives and depictions of the oneness of nature through exhibits, publications, design, motion, and written word— hoping to gain a deeper understanding of our shared yet fraught relationship with the environment and of ourselves.