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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, poetics, and pedagogical research. His work focuses on the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, indigenous knowledge, cosmologies, and cultural interconnections to confront our socio-political and ecological crises.

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, BBC, CNN, ArtPartner, Vogue, United Nations, Manila Times, among other local and global platforms, journals, TEDx talks, and science agoras.

He currently 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 the plurality of narratives, identities, and depictions of nature through mythopoetics and speculative documentary— hoping to gain a deeper understanding of our shared yet fraught relationship with ourselves.



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