Gab Mejia (he/they) is a queer Filipino multimedia artist, environmental engineer, conservation photographer, and author.
Born and raised in the Philippine archipelago, he explores and weaves the different fabrics of visual storytelling, environmental engineering, 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, policy engagement, educational programming, and organizational consultancy.
Mejia is a National Geographic Explorer, 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, United Nations Development Programme, The Manila Times, among other local and global platforms, journals, TEDx talks, and science agoras.
He is the co-founder of Youth Engaged in Wetlands (YEW), the global youth network advocating for the conservation of wetlands and natural-climate solutions around the world through intergovernmental engagement, 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 humanity with nature through exhibits, publications, design, motion, and written word— hoping to gain a deeper understanding of our shared yet fraught relationship with nature and of ourselves.